Welcome to Maguire Family Law

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 2018/2019 ranks James Maguire in the top tier of leading individuals for the North West. We offer an initial consultation either by way of a meeting or telephone appointment to suit you.


  • Headed by the ‘pragmatic’ James Maguire, Maguire family Law is a niche firm that handles a wide range of high-value and complex international work, including child abduction/relocation cases, matters where there are substantial offshore assets, and on the enforcement of foreign orders. The skilled team frequently advises professional sports people as well as high and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. 

    Legal 500 2017/18


    Well-reputed boutique advising high net worth and international clients on finance matters. 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.

    Chambers and Partners 2017/18

  • 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. 

    Reviewed by Counsel, London, July 2016