Why McAlister | McAlister Family Law


Why McAlister?

Our mission is to exceed our clients' expectations in terms of service, expertise and value.


The McAlister Mission

Our aim is to exceed our clients' expectations in terms of service, expertise and value.
We do this by:
  • fighting for fairness in all our cases
  • putting our clients and children at the centre of everything we do
  • providing a comprehensive plan to ensure that positive change can happen so that life can move forward

Why McAlister?

McAlister Family Law is a specialist Family and Child Law firm located in Manchester, Cheshire and London. Our firm boasts a large team of male and female lawyers, consultants and arbitrators who have taken their years of experience gained in major national and international law firms and translated this into a niche family and Children Law practice.

McAlister Family Law is a specialist Family and Children Law firm


Our approach

Legal expertise and reputation 

Each and every member of our team is a genuine specialist in Family and Child Law. As can be seen from our entries in various respected legal directories, we employ some of the most highly ranked specialists in the country. Amanda is one of the very few family lawyers listed as an “eminent practitioner” in Chambers and Partners and Liz and Amanda are listed as leading individuals in the Legal 500.

Listen and deliver

Our approach is not simply to listen to you but to hear and understand exactly what you want to achieve. By understanding your goals, we will combine our years of experience together with our knowledge of the law to put in place a robust plan so that your life can move forward.

We will also deliver on our promises. We will do what we say we will do and will always engage ourselves achieving not only the desired result but supporting you through what can be a highly emotional and difficult time.

Straight-talking and honest

Our aim is to enable our clients to make informed decisions in what can be a stressful and difficult time, when decisions can be made which later might be regretted if intervention is not made.

Throughout your case we will be there to guide you and ensure that we adhere to our agreed plan. We are not afraid of providing candid and direct advice when required.

Accessible and approachable

We really do go the extra mile for our clients. Your case will be dealt with personally from start to finish, you will always have your calls returned and you will be kept up to date every step of the way. Every client is provided with a direct dial landline number, a mobile telephone number and an email address for all team members, so that contact can be made at any time. At our first meeting, we will identify which form of communication would best fit in with you and your schedule. Whether that be telephone, text message, WhatsApp or a letter, we will accommodate whatever suits you.

Out of hours contact

We understand that work, family commitments or differences in time zones can make contact during business hours difficult. We are happy to offer appointments out of hours or at weekends to fit in with your schedule. We also can offer appointments via Skype, Facetime or video conference if preferred.

Value and competitive pricing

How much a case is likely to cost is very often the greatest concern to our clients. We offer a range of funding options, including fixed fees and pay as you go. For those who prefer the traditional route of being charged by the hour, we offer a variety of competitive rates to suit a range of budgets. At our first meeting we will discuss costs and as part or our moving forward plan we will ensure that you feel totally comfortable.

Caring and compassionate

We are not just lawyers. We care about our clients and make it our responsibility to understand the emotional, physical and financial impact that a divorce, separation or children dispute is having on you and your family. We have developed a family assistance service which involves working with external experts who provide individual, personal support and guidance during your case. We also recognise that some clients require that additional support after their case has concluded. As part or our moving forward plan, we do all that we can to clear the fog so that you can get on and live your life.

Our Services

Based in London, Manchester and Cheshire, we are one of the very few firms in the country that specialises not only in divorce and family disputes but also Children Law.

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