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We do not sit on the fence

The McALISTER mission

Our aim is to exceed our clients’ expectations in terms of service,expertise and value. We do this by:

  • Fighting for fairness in all our cases
  • Putting our clients and children at the centre of everything we do
  • Providing each and every client with a comprehensive plan, keeping you informed every step of the way
  • Delivering results so that life can move forward


Each and every member of our award-winning team is a genuine specialist in family and child law. As can be seen from our entries in the various respected legal directories, we employ some of the most highly ranked specialists in the country. Managing partner Amanda McAlister is one of the very few family lawyers listed as an “eminent practitioner” in Chambers and Partners and other partners are listed as leading individuals in the Legal 500. We have eight solicitors who are members of the Law Society’s Advanced Children Panel (more than any other family law practice). Our lawyers are trained to deliver results for clients. We do not sit on the fence and that is why our clients feel totally in control during what can be a highly emotional and difficult process.

We listen
and deliver

Our approach is not to simply listen to you but to hear and understand exactly what you want to achieve. By understanding your goals, we will put together a comprehensive plan to ensure that we can deliver the result that you are wanting to achieve. We deliver on our promises. We do what we say we will do and we will always engage ourselves, achieving not only the desired result but supporting you through your family law journey.


The right

Choosing the right law lawyer not only for your case but for you as an individual is absolutely paramount. Whether you are looking for a children specialist or a lawyer experienced in business assets, McAlister Family Law will have the right lawyer for you.

Straight talking
and honest

Our aim is to enable our clients to make informed decisions in what can be a stressful and difficult time when decisions can be made which later may be regretted if intervention is not made. Throughout your case we will be there to guide you and ensure that we adhere to our agreed plan. We are not afraid of providing candid and direct advice when required. Our experience is that this is what clients prefer.



At McAlister Family Law we believe that communication is what makes a team strong. We do not believe in letter-writing but instead adopt the form of communication chosen by you. From the outset, our firm has invested heavily in technology, whether our clients require a face to face meeting in one of our offices or alternatively would prefer a Zoom, Teams or WhatsApp call, it can be accommodated. It is the human connection that is the key to case success.


Our divorce and Family Law department has a reputation for excellence and our people are members of a variety of prestigious organisations such as the International Academy of Family Lawyers, Resolution, and the National Association of Arbitrators. Many of the cases in which the team act have an international family law element. To enable our clients to take a global approach to their case, we have strategic partnerships in place with other law firms and specialists around the world.

The Children Law team boasts some of the country’s leading experts who specialise not only in private and public proceedings but also om adoption, surrogacy and paternity-related disputes. Some of the partners within the children team are members of prestigious organisations including the Law Society Children Law Accreditation Panel.


Caring and

All of our lawyers have unrivalled experience in both building and implementing a strategic action plan which will move your case forward to a positive conclusion. Part of that plan will be to consider a range of funding options to ensure that our clients can manage their budget from the outset.

Through our values we strive for excellence in all that we do. This includes not only our cutting-edge approach to family law but the responsibility that we have as an employer and to our community

Out of court

How much a case is likely to cost is very often the greatest concern of our clients. That’s why we offer a range of funding options including fixed fees and pay as you go. For those who prefer the traditional route of being charged by the hour, we offer a variety of competitive rates to suit a range of budgets. At our first meeting we will discuss costs and as part of our moving forward plan will ensure that you feel totally comfortable. In addition, we do work in teams so where we can we will delegate work to a more junior member of the team if that is what you would prefer.


Bass Warehouse
4 Castle Street
M3 4LZ


If your enquiry is urgent please call

+44 (0)333 202 6433