Top divorce and children lawyers in Cheshire


McAlister Family Law, Alderley Edge, opened in March 2018 with the objective of bringing city-quality divorce, family and children law advice to the very doorstep of Cheshire residents. We are aware that for many, facing the commute into Manchester can be time-consuming and stressful, but the need for top divorce and family law advice is still desperately needed.

McAlister Family Law’s managing partner, Amanda McAlister, lives in Cheshire, and the team have take their years of experience working at national and international firms and translated this into a niche children and family law practice.

Our welcoming office on West Street, is situated on a discreet side street just off the main High Street. We do have a separate back-door entrance for clients with whom anonymity is key.

Our team represent high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, business owners, and sports and media personalities. We also represent families and children in Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Knutsford and surrounding areas whose enquiries can range from the division of the family home to negotiating child contact.

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

  • Fighting for fairness in all our cases.
  • By putting our clients and children at the Centre of everything we do
  • Providing a comprehensive plan to ensure that positive change can happen so that life can move forward.
  • By ensuring value is at the center of our pricing – we will focus on outcomes and agree fixed or capped fees wherever possible.
  • Making sure you know who is doing the work – you will receive personal service from our team of experienced family lawyers.
  • Giving you clear recommendations, practical solutions and guidance – we will not just recite the law and we will not sit on the fence.

    Our Divorce and Finance Team

    Our Divorce and Finance team enjoys a well-deserved reputation for excellence. Our team 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 cases, we have strategic partnerships in place with other law firms and specialists around the world.

    McAlister Family Law handles all aspects of divorce law, especially those involving hidden assets, valuable and/or complex corporate structures, complex legal issues, trusts and multiple or disputed jurisdictions. We act both for those seeking to protect their wealth, and those fighting to claim their fair share.

    Our Children Law team

    McAlister Family Law has established one of the largest specialist Children Law teams outside of London, and is home to some of the UK’s most highly respected, leading Children Law experts. Unlike most firms, we act not only for parents, grandparents and step-parents, but also for the children themselves. We also cover child arrangements orders, child abduction, adoption and surrogacy. The strength and depth of our Children Law department is supported by our many accreditations, including the Law Society Children Law Accreditation Panel, the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and the Institute of Family Law, and we support multiple relevant organisations such as Only Mums, Only Dads, as well as numerous children-focused charities.


    How to find us

    By rail

    Our offices are a short walk from Alderley Edge train station. When you walk out of the station, turn left onto London Road. Cross at the lights (opposite Waitrose). West Street is the road just before Barclays Bank. We are on the right-hand side just before the post office.

    By Car

    Off road parking is available in front of the office or on adjacent side streets. There is a car park at the bottom of West Street (South Street car park) or we can reserve a space in our staff car park.


    1st Floor, York House

    23 Kingsway,


    WC2B 6AUJ

    +44 (0)333 202 6433
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    Second Floor, Commercial Wharf,

    6 Commercial Street,


    M15 4PZ

    +44 (0)161 507 7145
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    Alderley Edge

    4 West Street,

    Alderley Edge,


    SK9 7EG

    +44 (0)1625 813 100
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    Suite 1.1,

    20 Market Street,


    WA14 1PF

    +44 (0)161 507 7145
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    1st Floor, 176 London Road,

    Hazel Grove,



    +44 (0)161 507 7145
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    1st Floor, York House

    23 Kingsway,


    WC2B 6AUJ

    +44 (0)333 202 6433
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    Second Floor, Commercial Wharf

    6 Commercial Street
    Manchester, M15 4PZ


    If your enquiry is urgent please call

    +44 (0)333 202 6433