Top divorce and children lawyers in London


At McAlister Family Law, we have taken our years of working at major national and international law firms and translated this into a niche practice specialising in divorce, Children Law and Family Law disputes. 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
  • 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
  • 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 clear recommendations, practical solutions and guidance – we will not just recite the law and we will not sit on the fence

    Our divorce lawyers and children solicitors in London are conveniently located in Kingsway, close to Holborn and Temple tube stations. We are also very close to the Central Family Court, where most of our court applications are issued and heard. Our team represents high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, business owners, and sports and media personalities, as well as families and children in London and the surrounding area, whose enquiries can range from the division of the family home to negotiating client contact. Our team also acts for City of London and Metropolitan police officers and support staff who are facing Family Law difficulties.

    Our London Divorce and Finance team

    Our London Divorce and Family Law department has a reputation for excellence and our solicitors 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 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 equally for those seeking to protect their wealth and those fighting to claim their fair share.

    Our London Children Law team

    The McAlister Family Law Children team is home to some of the leading Children Law specialists in the United Kingdom. Unlike most firms, we act not only act for parents, grandparents and step-parents, but also the children themselves. We also cover child arrangements, 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


    There are two tube stations within easy walking distance

    Holborn, Central Line, Piccadilly Line.

    From Holborn Station take the exit for Kingsway. Turn left out of the station and cross Kingsway at any one of the three sets of traffic lights you come to. Continue walking towards the Aldwych end of Kingsway. You will find York House on your right, about 75 yards past the junction with Kemble Street.

    Temple, Circle Line, District Line.

    From Temple Station exit, walk towards the Aldwych Cross at the traffic lights and walk up Kingsway towards Holborn. You will find York House on your left, about 75 yards along Kingsway.

    Visitor parking

    There are two NCP car parks within walking distance

    Drury Lane – approximately 0.3 miles

    International Press Centre – 76 Shoe Lane is approximately 0.6 miles


    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

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    4 West Street,

    Alderley Edge,


    SK9 7EG

    +44 (0)1625 813 100
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    Suite 1.1,

    20 Market Street,


    WA14 1PF

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    1st Floor, 176 London Road,

    Hazel Grove,



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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