27 Jul 2020
As we embark upon a gradual exit following lockdown, many are looking about their lives and activities with caution. For some, that may mean considering divorce. Partner Nicola Wilburn-Shaw has some advice.Read more
We are delighted to say we have achieved Lexcel, the quality mark awarded by the Law Society of England and Wales to legal practices that have achieved the Law Society’s Practice Management Standard.
What’s more, we’ve achieved the Lexcel quality mark in only three months, compared with many practices which take up to five years to reach the same level.
The independent assessment and Lexcel accreditation cover all areas of the practice: management structure; services and forward planning; financial management; managing people; office administration and case management. McAlister Family Law received a mark of 100 percent, with not a single minor for non-compliance – a rarity.
Amanda said: “We are delighted, and very proud, of achieving Lexcel accreditation. We knew we were a strong team, dedicated to delivering a service that vastly exceeds our clients’ expectations. But to achieve this in such a short period of time is nothing short of amazing, and a true testament to everyone’s commitment and hard work.
Lexcel is recognised as the only accreditation scheme in the world that focuses solely on legal management. The firm therefore had to undergo a rigorous independent audit of all its systems and procedures across our offices in Manchester and Alderley Edge.
“Right from our inception, we set our sights on being the UK’s ‘go to’ authority on all family law matters, with a mission to provide expert advice and guidance to clients within a framework of empathy and truthfulness,” said Amanda. “Achieving Lexcel accreditation serves to underline that we meet the highest standards of practice management and client care.”
7 Jun 2020
The new "no-fault" legislation aims to overhaul divorce law and reduce family conflict, and comes following overwhelming pressure from senior judges, lawyers, politicians and members of the public amid calls for reform. Parallel changes would be made to the law governing the dissolution of a civil partnership. Managing Partner Amanda McAlister explains.Read more
5 Jun 2020
There is a lot of speculation in the media at present about the impact that lockdown is having on our economy. For those divorcing, the potential impact on the housing market is particularly difficult, given that the main asset owned by most couples is their house. Partner Fiona Wood examines the issues.Read more
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