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Maguire Family Law Legal Directory Ranking

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We are delighted to announce that our specialist family law firm has once more been ranked within Tier 1 of the Legal 500 for 2023/2024 and has again been recognised by the prestigious Chambers & Partners for 2024.

Both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners are independent directories which assess the strengths of law firms. Every year, researchers comprehensively review the performance of law firms, based upon an in-depth criterion, including a firm’s reputation and strong technical ability in handling complex and innovative matters.

We are therefore delighted that our boutique family law firm has been ranked by the Legal 500 as a leading Tier 1 firm based within the North-West of England.

Client care is at the forefront of the work we undertake, and it is therefore a credit that Chambers & Partners (2024) have recognised this and have commented that our ‘excellent team’ ensure ‘client care standards are a priority for the firm’.

Further details, from Chambers & Partners are set out below:

Maguire Family Law is a well-reputed boutique with key bases in Altrincham, Wilmslow and Knutsford. The team advises high net worth and international clients on finance matters, including divorce settlements and wealth protection agreements. It 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.

Firm founder and managing director James Maguire is a respected family practitioner with experience in both children matters and matrimonial finance. He is additionally experienced in jurisdictional disputes in international divorces.

Henry Venables handles a range of disputes relating to cohabitation, divorce and family breakdown. He regularly represents clients in financial remedy proceedings.

Denise Moran has considerable experience in matrimonial finance cases. She also offers expertise in children law.

As a specialist divorce and family law firm, we always strive to provide the best possible service to our clients, and our testimonials from both independent directories speak for themselves:

James Maguire “is an excellent family solicitor with over 30 years’ experience. He is very approachable and is an excellent leader.” “He knows any case he is dealing with inside out”.

Henry Venables “is a fantastic technical lawyer.”

Denise Moran ” provides strong and clear advice and is very pragmatic.” “She is a tenacious lawyer.”

“A hard-working, broad bandwidth practice but with a strong in-depth team. If you want a solicitor who has your back this is the firm to instruct. They are totally committed to their clients, ultra-efficient and effective, offering clear and accurate advice. As a barrister, I can say that they are a joy to be instructed by.’”

“‘Abigail Reynolds superb. She is client-friendly, bright and on the ball. A great person to be around and a great lawyer.’”

“‘A team of specialists with strength and breadth in skills and experience levels. James Maguire is an international family law specialist and member of the IAFL. He leads from the front and is always available to mentor and guide the team. It is his belief that the people make the firm and client service levels are a priority. Success is evident in their client testimonials and online reviews.”

For specialist advice on any family law related issue contact Maguire Family Law by email: or telephone:

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