DEPARTMENT PROFILE

McAlister Family Law

Family/Matrimonial

2 ranked lawyersBand 3Manchester and surroundsUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Boutique family firm with a growing presence in the Manchester market. Provides varied advice on both matrimonial finance and children matters, including public care proceedings. Regularly handles complex divorce settlements involving extremely high net worth individuals and multi-jurisdictional issues. Advises on matters surrounding complex business and inheritance structures.

Strengths

An interviewee reports that the team is "highly respected and extremely efficient."

Another source enthuses: "What they don't know isn't worth knowing. They are a dynamic firm that maintains an excellent standard."

"They are incredibly approachable and remain very calm in a crises," notes one commentator.

Notable practitioners

Amanda McAlister is managing partner and founder of the firm. She has deep experience in matrimonial finance cases, often taking on matters involving international clients as well as those that include complex pensions and trusts issues.

Fiona Wood frequently assists clients with financial remedy proceedings and is particularly adept at advising on cases involving complex business assets. One client reports: "Fiona was excellent throughout. She clearly explained parameters, working through options and effectively negotiating on my behalf. Critically, she was extremely supportive and understanding."

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Manchester and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Amanda McAlister
Eminent Practitioners
Fiona Wood
Band 3