The Best family law solicitors in Cheshire and Greater Manchester

If you are experiencing family law issues, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing the right firm of solicitors.  If you have never undergone this before it can be a difficult task. We have assembled a list of reputable family solicitors who are specialists within family law.

  1. Lund Bennett Law LLP

Services provided: Divorce, Matrimonial finance, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Private children matters

Based in Cheshire and Manchester City Centre, Lund Bennett Law LLP have a superb reputation for representing clients in complex family law matters across the North West.  Set up by founding partners Sharon Lund and Kirsten Bennett, the firm provides excellent and robust family law services with a particular focus on complex financial settlements and court proceedings. Lund Bennett’s family lawyers have experience of representing high net worth individuals with the required discretion and tenacity.

The firm has also a specialism in dealing with cases with an international aspect such as jurisdiction and the enforceability of court orders in other countries.

“Clients don’t just come to us for legal advice, they come to us for the way that advice is delivered.  We never forget that we are dealing with a person’s life but that doesn’t mean to say that we don’t fight hard to win.”

The firm also has a leading practice for dealing with children matters arising out of parents separating. These can include child arrangements, change of name, parenting plans and complex matters involving local authorities.

Lund Bennett also has vast experience of dealing with sensitive matters that involve domestic abuse and other protective injunctions.


Telephone: 0161 924 0079

  1. Stowe

Services provided: Divorce, finances, Child law

Originally founded by Marilyn Stowe in 1982 and part of a management buy out in 2017, Stowe has seen a period of growth and offices opening across the UK. In addition to their strong practice within the traditional areas of family law including divorce and separation, the firm also offers a specialised practice in Islamic Sharia Divorce and civil partnerships.

Stowe also regularly provide advice to clients on sensitive matters including surrogacy and adoption services.

  1. Maguire Family Law

Services provided: Divorce & finances, Collaborative law and mediation, Children law

Led by firm founder and managing director James Maguire, the firm specialises in divorce and finances for medium to high net worth individuals. Based within Cheshire, the firms aims to “protect privacy, dignity and the interests of any children.” Maguires offers a range of family services including divorce and separation, co habitation and collaborative law.

The firm has a specialism within international law and advises on niche areas such as ex pat divorce, international child relocation and domicile and habitual residence.

  1. JMW

Services provided: Divorce, Civil Partnerships, Financial Settlements

JMW is a full service law firm based in Manchester City Centre which has various teams of lawyers practicing within different areas of law. Following the family law team from DWF all switching to JMW in 2018, the family law team has grown in size. Known for its approach to financial settlements, JMW also provides legal advice on alternative families and fertility law advice.

  1. McAlister Family Law

Services provided: Divorce, Children and Family Law services

Founded by Amanda McAlister the firm has a strong reputation for divorce, Child and Family Law services. The firm offers specialist sectors in discrete areas of divorce such as police divorce and finances, Jewish divorce and farms and divorce.

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