Our Story | McAlister Family Law | Manchester, Stockport, Cheshire


What we stand for

This is our story. We are a team that are passionate about our values and delivering life changing results for our clients.

Peter Marshall

"If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything."

McAlister Family Law is Beyond Group’s specialist family and children law practice. It was established by the Group in 2017, and is headed by managing partner Amanda McAlister.

Amanda, is one of the UK’s most experienced, and respected, family law practitioners. Prior to joining the Group she headed the family law division of international law firm Slater and Gordon, where she built one of the largest family teams in the country, in the process taking it from Tier 4 to Tier 1 in the leading independent legal directories.

As a  divorcee, a mother and a step-parent, Amanda brings empathy and personal experience of the many stresses and strains that a marriage breakdown can cause. She believes that adapting to a new kind of family life is not straightforward, but takes courage and strength, and having the best family lawyers to guide you through the process can make all the difference.

Since its launch, McAlister Family Law has grown and developed considerably, becoming an award-winning family law firm, quickly achieving the gold standard of the legal world, Lexcel accreditation. The firm established two specialist children law teams headed by experts who are acknowledged leaders in their fields, and In 2018 opened an office in Alderley Edge, so that it could better serve the North West and Cheshire community effectively by maintaining a presence in the beating heart of the region.


The firm has developed further its already deep and long-lasting connections with major national organisations, including the National Crime Agency and numerous Police Federations, providing expert advice to those organisations’ members facing the difficult emotional and financial challenges of marriage and family breakdowns. 

As a Group, we believe that every client must be treated respectfully and as individuals, not numbers. As such we were determined to create a niche, specialist business that did not have a big firm mentality but which focused on delivering a service that exceeded client expectations in terms of service, expertise and value.  McAlister Family Law is the result.

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We are one of the very few firms in the country that specialises not only in divorce and family disputes but also Children Law. Call us today to book your first appointment.

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