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Managing Director

James Maguire

James has more than 25 years’ experience as a solicitor specialising in family law. He is recommended as an expert in his field within Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 directories:

“James draws superlative praise regarding this work and is truly an expert on child relocation and abduction cases.” Legal 500, 2023

“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, 2022

  • Professional distinctions include:
  • Distinctions / Professional Memberships
  • Solicitor (England & Wales), qualified 1995
  • California Bar Exam, 2008
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office panel
  • International Committee of Resolution (former Member)
  • Foreign embassy panels (including US Embassy and Canadian High Commission)
  • British Consulates overseas (various)
  • Law Society Child Abduction Panel
  • Shortlisted for Business Person of the Year at the Macclesfield & Wilmslow Business Awards 2012
  • Winner Macclesfield and Wilmslow Business Awards 2013

James has also several reported cases and published articles.

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