Maguire Family Law

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

They are a niche team with offices in Wilmslow and Knutsford, Cheshire and meeting room facilities in London and Manchester. Most of their client contact takes place over the telephone or email. The firm act for clients all over the UK and internationally.

Maguire Family Law was formed in 2010 and has continued to grow and develop to provide excellent and personal client service. They pride themselves on client care and offer a wide range of family law services and legal advice:

  • Divorce & separation

  • Finance & pensions

  • Children law

  • Cohabitation

  • Pre and post nuptial agreements

  • International divorce

  • Collaborative law

Case study

Over the last 18 months, the team at Realm have worked closely with Maguire Family Law.

From the outset, we worked hard to get to know the team at Maguire. We visited their offices in Wilmslow to better understand their company culture, way of working and their plans for growth. We regularly meet with the directors at Maguire and have got to know the entire team through various networking events.

We have recruited at all levels, from legal secretary to associate solicitor for Maguire, helping the firm grow headcount by more than 50%. During this period, they have also been able to expand from their Wilmslow headquarters into a second office in Knutsford.

“Realm were introduced to Maguire Family Law by recommendation and we have not been disappointed. Duane came to our office to meet the team and get a grasp of our ethos.

We have only ever received appropriate CVs, excellent communication and client care. Thank you, team Realm.”

Eimear Maguire, Maguire Family Law

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Paula Pawlowska

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Company benefits

  • 25 days holiday

  • Clear, meritocratic progression structure

  • Pension scheme

  • Private healthcare

  • iPhone

  • Active team social calendar, including the Maguire-hosted Business Lounge Networking event

  • Partnership with a specialist PR consultant


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