Maguire Family Law are a leading divorce and family law practice. The Legal 500 2019 ranks James Maguire in the top tier of leading individuals for the North West.

We are a niche team with offices in Wilmslow & Knutsford, Cheshire. We also have meeting room facilities in London and Manchester. Most of our contact takes place over the telephone or email. We act for 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 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 specialises in family law and is noted for its international expertise with a discreet manner which is both loved by clients and very effective. James Maguire heads a formidable team


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The firm has also achieved legal directory rankings:

Chambers & Partners state:

A niche family law practice with strong reputation in high value ancillary relief cases with complicated jurisdiction issues. Maintains a distinguished reputation in international child law and child abduction.


Maguire Family Law is a very well run practice.

Notable practionioners:

Maguire Family Law has an excellent reputation in the areas of international divorce law and child abduction, and sits on the Law Society’s child abduction panel. Sources say James has:

a gentlemanly manner coupled with a steely determination to press for the best outcome.

Henry Venables is quickly forging a strong reputation in the region for his preparation and client care. One peer notes:

He is a huge asset to James Maguire’s team.