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We are a specialist family law firm and are leaders in this field. This is reflected by the independent legal directories to the profession and our strong track record. The Legal 500 2016/17 and Chambers & Partners 2016/17 ranks James Maguire in the top tier of leading individuals for the North West. Henry Venables features in Chambers as a ‘notable practitioner’.

We offer a free initial consultation either by way of a meeting or telephone appointment to suit you.

James Maguire & Co is a niche team based in Wilmslow, Cheshire with clients all over the UK and internationally. The firm was formed in 2010 and has continued to grow and develop to provide excellent and personal client service. We offer a wide range of family law services and legal advice such as: Divorce & Separation, Children Law, Finance & Pensions, International Divorce, Cohabitation, Collaborative Law and Pre & Post nuptial agreements. We now have a meeting room available by appointment in London as well.

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  • Meticulous preparation

    James Maguire is highly thought of in the market, with one commentator saying: “he is outstanding.  His preparation is meticulous.  He is always prepared to reach a sensible settlement on behalf of his client, but is thoroughly prepared for a contest if that is not available”.  He advises on international family issues, including cross-border asset division and divorce jurisdiction disputes.

    Henry Venables focuses on wealth protection and financial remedies following divorce.  Peers consider him to be “really very good”.

    Reviewed by Chambers & Partners, 206/17

  • I felt well advised, protected and supported.

    The whole team grasped my situation,distress and concerns immediately. They made me feel comfortable, important and displayed a genuine desire to help me as an individual. I felt well advised, protected and supported.
    I found their service to be highly professional whilst confident that any work and fees were managed at a level of necessity only.
    James Maguire & Co were open and honest with me and ” got me through it”, having achieved the hoped for outcome. Reviewed by Mrs G, Cheshire. September 2016

  • You were brilliant

    Thanks for your help in this messy divorce. I think I was in shock at court at the settlement I got . Really wasn’t expecting what I got after being told by him for so long I’d get nothing . You were brilliant . Reviewed by Mrs M, Cheshire. September 2016

  • Always available to give advice

    ‘During the distressing time of my divorce I received an excellent service from Hannah Atkinson and Katie Anderson at James Maguire and Co. They were always available to give advice and were kind, sympathetic and knowledgeable. I felt very confident with them, they made the whole unpleasant process as stress free as possible. I have no hesitation in recommending James Maguire and Co.’ Reviewed by Mrs G, Cheshire. August 2016.

  • I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending your firm

    The overnight contacts have been fantastic and the children have settled in no problem.  We have loved every minute of it, a few tears shed only by me, with joy, seeing how happy they are “brilliant”.

    Once again thank you for all your hard work on this case a massive thanks to you and your team and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you or your firm to anyone in else the future . Reviewed by Mr. D, Cheshire, August 2016


  • James Maguire is warm and genial

    James Maguire is by nature very forensic, a reticent observer and highly perceptive. He is by nature without awareness almost decidedly clever in terms of absorbing intellectually case law whether of a financial or international financial as well as a child or international child nature. He can absorb lever arch files and is warm and genial with clients without being overwhelming to them. He runs a very successful practice and is respected by his employees and is known throughout the world in family law. Counsel, London, July 2016