Maguire Family Law are a leading divorce and family law practice. The Legal 500, 2019:

‘The team at Maguire Family Law are ‘highly experienced’ and regularly act for well-known clients on high-value financial remedy matters as well as complex pre-and post-nuptial agreements. ‘Extremely knowledgeable’ practice head James Maguire, who founded the firm in 2010, is regarded as ‘a superb lawyer and a superb leader’, while another name to note is Denise Moran, who was promoted to partner in 2018 and is known for her expertise in divorce cases.’

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:



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

The Legal 500 recommends us and says:

Maguire Family Law is a highly experienced private client team with genuine approachability and has a reputation in the area that very few firms compare to. Sensitivity, attention to detail coupled with fair and competitive pricing are all high markers of the team.’

‘Very good people to do business with. They are caring, skilful, and professional. They have very good people throughout, and those people are loyal. Their firm is also supremely sustainable because it is run like a very good business.’

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The firm has also achieved 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.


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

Notable practionioners:

Firm founder and managing director James Maguire is a respected family practitioner with experience in both children matters and matrimonial finance. Sources praise his “good tactical sense” and also say: “He is very experienced, very good at calming things down and giving a balanced view.”

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.