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Welcome to Maguire Family Law

We are a team of committed, compassionate, experts in divorce and family law, and we are here to support you on your journey to day 1 of your new life

A leading divorce and family law firm

The firm was formed in 2010 and has continued to grow and develop to provide excellent and personal client service. We pride ourselves on client care and as such have developed our Service Pledge. We offer a wide range of family law services and legal advice.

Ranked tier 1 by the Legal 500

Best known for its complex international work and acting for high-profile clients on financial remedy matters, boutique firm Maguire Family Law provides a full range of services to its client-base of medium-, high- and super-high-net-worth individuals. Led by practice head and founding partner James Maguire, who demonstrates ‘wisdom and tactical brilliance’ in his representation, the growing team specialises in complex pre-and post-nuptial agreements, domestic and international divorce proceedings, and private children matters. The ‘very approachable’ Henry Venables and Denise Moran are also noted for their expertise in this area. Legal 500, 2021.

The Legal 500 is an independent directory to the legal profession.

International Academy of Family Lawyers

James Maguire is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL). IAFL is a worldwide association of practising lawyers who are recognised by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries.

Legal directory rankings

Chambers & Partners state:

Well-reputed boutique advising high net worth and international clients on finance matters, including divorce settlements and wealth protection agreements. Also has significant experience acting on children law issues, including residence and contact, and is acknowledged for its expertise in international abduction and relocation cases

Strengths:

An interviewee praises the team’s “excellent judgement as to when to pursue an arguement and which points to take,” also highlighting the lawyers “thoughtful preparation and understanding of what is needed to run a case to trial”

Our family law experts

‘James Maguire is a superb lawyer and a superb leader. He is calm, balanced, likeable, and caring for his staff. James is very experienced and a good figurehead. He is extremely knowledgeable, approachable and very helpful in all matters. He is always clear, calm and reassuring which is critical in this area. James is level headed and inspires confidence.’ Legal 500

‘Henry Venables handles a range of disputes related to cohabitation, divorce and family breakdown. He is experienced in financial matters as well as those related to child arrangements, and is praised for his “wealth of knowledge” in this area.’ Chambers & Partners

Our family law experts

‘James Maguire is a superb lawyer and a superb leader. He is calm, balanced, likeable, and caring for his staff. James is very experienced and a good figurehead. He is extremely knowledgeable, approachable and very helpful in all matters. He is always clear, calm and reassuring which is critical in this area. James is level headed and inspires confidence.’ Legal 500

‘Henry Venables handles a range of disputes related to cohabitation, divorce and family breakdown. He is experienced in financial matters as well as those related to child arrangements, and is praised for his “wealth of knowledge” in this area.’ Chambers & Partners

International Academy of Family Lawyers

James Maguire is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL). IAFL is a worldwide association of practising lawyers who are recognised by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries.

A leading divorce and family law firm

The firm was formed in 2010 and has continued to grow and develop to provide excellent and personal client service. We pride ourselves on client care and as such have developed our Service Pledge. We offer a wide range of family law services and legal advice.

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