Top divorce and children lawyers in Alderly Edge

McAlister Family Law, Alderley Edge opened in March 2018 with the objective of bringing city-quality divorce, family and children law advice to the very doorstep of Cheshire residents. We are aware that for many, facing the commute into Manchester can be time-consuming and stressful, but the need for top divorce and family law advice is still desperately needed.  

Amanda McAlister, founder and managing partner, lives in Cheshire and previously headed the National family law team at Slater and Gordon Lawyers.  Liz Cowell and Fiona Wood were previously partners at Pannone, Manchester and Alderley Edge.  The team have take their years of experience working at national and international firms and have translated this into a niche children and family law practice.

Our welcoming office on West Street, is situated on a discrete side street just off the main High Street.  We do have a separate back-door entrance for clients with whom anonymity is key.

Our team represent high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, business owners, and sports and media personalities. We also represent families and children in Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Knutsford and surrounding areas whose enquires can range from the division of the family home to negotiating client contact. 

Our mission is to exceed our client expectations in terms of expertise, service and value.  We do this by:

  • Fighting for fairness in all our cases.
  • By 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.
  • By ensuring value is at the center of our pricing – we will focus on outcomes and agree fixed or capped fees wherever possible.
  • Making sure you know who is doing the work – you will receive personal service from our team of experienced family lawyers.
  • Giving you clear recommendations, practical solutions and guidance – we will not just recite the law and we will not sit on the fence.

Our Divorce and Finance Team

Led by Amanda McAlister, our divorce and family law team enjoys a well-deserved reputation for excellence.  Our team are members of a variety of prestigious organisations such as the International Academy of Family Lawyers, Resolution, and the National Association of Arbitrators.  Many of the cases in which the team act have an international family law element.  To enable our clients to take a global approach to their cases, we have strategic partnerships in place with other law firms and specialists around the world.

McAlister Family Law handles all aspects of divorce law, especially those involving hidden assets, valuable and/or complex corporate structures, complex legal issues, trusts and multiple or disputed jurisdictions.  We act both for those seeking to protect their wealth, and those fighting to claim their fair share.

Our Children Law Team

Our Children team is led by Christopher Fairhurst who is a member of the Resolution and Law Society Children’s panel. We act for parents, grandparents, step-parents and even the children themselves. Our services cover child arrangements orders, child abduction, adoption and surrogacy.

Alderley Edge Highlights

12 Jul 2019

Welcome to our two new recruits

Welcome to our two new recruits: Anna Rooney and Aaron Williams

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28 Jun 2019

McAlister Family Law and East Cheshire Hospice

McAlister Family Law sponsored the East Cheshire Hospice Fashion on the Edge fundraising event in Alderley Edge.

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8 Apr 2019

Can I get a divorce after two years' separation?

Can couples get divorced after a two-year separation? And if so, how? Partner Nicola Wilburn-Shaw examines this often misunderstood area of family law.

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