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When families break down, we take the strain.

We’re the largest specialist team of family lawyers in the UK. And every one of us wants the same thing: to help more clients get what they need today so that they can move on tomorrow.​

Our story

In the year that American actress Elizabeth Taylor finalized her 7th divorce (1982), we opened our first office in a converted cobbler’s shop in Leeds. Since then, we’ve evolved, changed, and grown. Today, we are the only national law firm completely dedicated to family matters. From our unique position, we help families when they break down with care, empathy, and respect.

Our people

Our people are the backbone of what we do. We attract the best family lawyers and support teams who excel in something they are passionate about.

Within our 80-plus strong team of leading UK divorce lawyers, we have forensic accountants, a dedicated children’s department, an adoption team, surrogacy law specialists, and an international family law department and we also have trained mediators.



Hall Brown Family Law was established in April 2016 by Sam Hall and James Brown with the aim of delivering outstanding service and excellent family law advice to clients. Prior to establishing the firm, Sam and James had been recognized as being amongst the best family lawyers in the country by the independent legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Shortly after founding the firm, they were joined by two of the best-known and well-respected partners in family law – Andrew Newbury and Beth Wilkins.

In only 12 months the firm became one of the top family law teams, not only in the North but in the country. In the Autumn of 2017, they opened a London office and in 2019 established a team there full-time. In April 2020 the firm opened an office in Sheffield to service and support its client base in Yorkshire. This has always been a goal for Sam being Sheffield born and bred.

The Hall Brown team prides itself on providing the same level of care and service no matter who the client is. They have acted in a large number of complex and high-profile cases, representing clients in the Supreme Court, and regularly acting for celebrities and sports stars. This is not, however, all they do. The hardest cases are not necessarily those involving large amounts of money or media interest. Hall Brown has extensive experience dealing with an entire spectrum of families from the Magistrates Court up to the Supreme Court.



We are a top-ranked UK children and family law team committed to achieving the best for you – tackling local, national, and international issues, reducing conflict, and offering legal advice. Family law work takes many forms and has become increasingly complex but, whatever the issues you are facing, we never lose sight of the fact that every situation is different and that what you need from us is an understanding of your personal concerns and objectives.

We’re committed to reducing conflict wherever we can and overcoming even the most difficult challenges. With our ability to call on expertise from colleagues in other disciplines across our firm, we’ll help you find a way through whatever you’re facing so that you can look to the future with real confidence.

Our lawyers

Our nationally renowned team of dedicated family lawyers get to understand you and the issues you face. We then help resolve your issues in the way that suits you best. Our experience We have a wealth of experience dealing with the more complex family law issues. Our expertise includes advising and representing people on:

  • Divorce and separation
  • Wealth protection including pre-nups
  • Cohabitation
  • Family and children arrangements
  • Surrogacy
  • Business interests
  • Trusts
  • Pension sharing
  • International family law


We offer progressive legal advice and exceptional service to commercial and not-for-profit organizations and private clients.

When we act for you, we start by understanding your specific needs and what outcome you want to achieve. And because no two clients or cases are the same, we apply some fresh thinking before we advise you. All of our legal services are accessible from all of our offices, as our partner-led teams work collaboratively on your behalf. In fact, because we’ve been advising clients for many years, we have an enviable reputation for delivering results and going beyond our client’s expectations.

With specialists across all fields of law, we will help you achieve the results you want. In fact, whether you are a commercial or private client, you’ll find that our solicitors offer the very best legal advice matched by friendly and approachable service.

We aim to provide clear and cost-effective family law advice to guide you through the process and help you find the best route.

We understand the difficulty and emotion involved with any legal matter related to your family, so we treat your case with the sensitivity and care it requires.

Following an initial consultation, we’ll work with you and keep you informed at each stage of your case, so you always know what’s going on. This means we work towards an outcome you’re comfortable and happy with.



With an office strategically located in Manchester, MWG Solicitors is a high-quality law firm with expertise in a wide range of practice areas. Our diverse spectrum of expertise provides support for our clients in all areas of their business and private life.

We do not simply sell our services; Our solicitors in Manchester take the time and effort to listen to and allay your concerns to make your legal experience as hassle-free as possible and by providing cost-effective legal advice which is easy to understand.

Family law matters can carry a great deal of stress and emotion. Our understanding, professional Family Law solicitors in Manchester will ensure that your case is progressed in a way that causes you as little distress as possible. We offer a comprehensive range of family law advice, ranging from divorces and prenuptial agreements to trusts in land and the rights of unmarried couples to financial settlements and child arrangements and adoption.

Family law disputes often involve a vast amount of finance and assets and the slightest error or oversight can have serious ramifications. The law surrounding family matters is currently one of the most rapidly changing and so it is imperative that you receive advice that reflects these changes. Our Family Law solicitors have extensive experience offering family law advice to families and individuals on their specific needs and we have seen our attention to detail repeatedly rewarded.



Family issues such as divorce or separating from a partner can be a lonely, stressful and at times, traumatic experience.

With specialist family law solicitors in Manchester by your side, you can rest assured that you will receive sound, rational and expert advice about your legal rights and options. Carter Law’s expert family lawyers are here to offer you support and guidance; we’ll work hard to achieve the results that are best for you and your family.

You’re never alone with your friends-in-law.

No two family situations are the same, which is why our family law advice is individually tailored to your needs. Our services cover a range of issues; whether it’s the well-being of your children, your own safety and welfare, pre-marital agreements, child abduction or living together outside marriage, you can be confident that the specialist family law solicitor working on your case will keep you fully informed about all the legal options available to you.

Carter Law is here to help everyone make the decisions required for a happier future. We’re confident in our abilities to reach the outcome you desire. Regarded as being amongst the best family law solicitors in Manchester, Carter Law work with diligence and care to maintain this reputation and ensure our clients receive an exemplary level of service.

  • Divorce and Separation
  • Children & Parenting Matters
  • Sharia Divorce & Islamic Family Law
  • Domestic Violence & Harassment
  • Financial Settlements on Divorce
  • Cohabitation Issues
  • Pre & Post-Nuptial Agreements


Our aim is to exceed our client’s expectations in terms of service, expertise, and value. Our firm boasts a large legal team of male and female lawyers, consultants, and arbitrators who have taken their years of practicing at major national and international law firms and translated this into a niche Family and Children Law practice.

Based in London, Manchester, and Cheshire, we are one of the very few firms in the country that specializes not only in divorce law and finance law but also Children Law. Our track record of success for our clients has helped us to become one of the country’s leading family law specialists.

Why Choose

Clients choose McAlister Family Law for our expertise, legal excellence, and innovative approach to family law. We can help you whether you are seeking to protect your assets, looking for your fair share, or wanting assistance with any other divorce or child-related dispute. Our focus is always on success and delivering the best possible results for you and your family. Fighting for fairness is what we do.



We’re legal and financial advisors with a difference, based in offices across the UK and with an international presence as members of First Law International.

Giving the best possible advice is about more than knowledge and expertise. It means understanding the people and businesses you work with as deeply as possible. It means taking the time to listen to what matters most to them. It’s what we call ‘the expert hand with human touch’. We couldn’t do for our clients what we do without our colleagues or our communities either – read more about Irwin Mitchell’s clients, colleagues, and communities.


We all need legal or financial advice at some point in our personal lives. It can help us through some of our key milestones – buying a house, getting married, planning retirement, providing for your kids’ future, or moving to a new country. But it’s also vital when things don’t go according to plan – if you’re hurt in an accident, a medical procedure goes wrong, a loved one loses mental capacity, or you’re treated unfairly by work or the government. It could also be a difficult family matter such as a separation or a dispute over a will. And it can also give us peace of mind for the future, whether that’s with a new Will, a power of attorney, or a solid financial plan. Whatever your situation, we have specialists ready to help. We’ll listen to you and strive for the best possible outcome. See a full list of our personal legal services and wealth management services



Aramas Law is a boutique law firm that specializes in achieving Family Law settlements and offering the best possible experience throughout this challenging time in your life.

Family law is all we do so when it comes to family law, most issues need to be handled extremely delicately, and this is where experts such as Aramas Law who specialize in each niche area of family law, give you the best possible advice and guide you towards the best resolution for everyone.

We understand the issues and we have helped many people to come through it all cleanly and quickly. We will help you work out the best way forward and negotiate calmly on your behalf. No matter how hard it gets, Aramas Law will stand by you and keep focused on the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Aramas Law will strive to minimize additional stress surrounding your case. We will do something when we say we will and communicate with you throughout. We will remain focused on your case and ensure that we are always moving things along.

When relationships break down and new ones start, there are always issues to be addressed. These can be quite complicated, especially when children are involved. Feelings can easily run high when no one party can agree on any action. A trained professional can iron out confusion and misunderstanding, explaining your options clearly and helping you move towards the right decision.



Cooperative & Compassionate Legal Advisors

We are reputable Family Law experts and specialize in family law services. Our legal team has years of experience across all fields of family law. Including, but not limited to, annulment, judicial separation, divorce, child arrangement, financial settlements, and child abduction. We can also arrange the paperwork for pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

Whether you have decided to handle the matter via mediation (i.e. out of court) or need representation in the court, we are here to help. We will manage everything from paperwork, and applications to negotiations. We provide step-by-step instructions to ensure that you do not get overwhelmed during legal proceedings.

Our progressive and innovative approach makes a positive impact on complicated cases. We strive to create clear-cut strategies and provide actionable advice to our clients. We understand that each situation is unique and requires personalized solutions. You can trust us to go the extra mile to safeguard your rights and protect your family.

Our family lawyers will consider all aspects of the case and your specific circumstances before voicing their opinion. We make sure that your best interest is at the heart of every solution. Having our practical support and cooperation can give you the clarity you need to make tough decisions.


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