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Family Law & Divorce Solicitors
Our experienced team of family lawyers has the compassion and expertise to guide you through whatever legal situation you may face, whether it be a divorce, civil partnership dissolution, negotiating a prenuptial agreement or an issue regarding arrangements for children both nationally and internationally. We provide essential support to get you the result that is right for your family at what can be an incredibly difficult time.
If you are in need of advice or guidance, or need to talk to someone about any element of family law, do not hesitate to get in touch with our family law solicitors at one of our offices in Manchester or Liverpool. We take a professional yet sympathetic and understanding approach and aim to make every process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.
Our family law solicitors deal with a wide range of matters, including divorce, children law and financial separation issues. Many people will require assistance with family matters at some point in their lives and it is all too common for serious disagreements to arise within a household or for there to be a need for agreements to be reached to satisfy the needs of all parties involved.
Unfortunately, nobody can possibly know what will happen in the future and family law plays an important role in safeguarding the interests of those within a family or a relationship. It is the role of family lawyers to help settle any issues in the fairest possible way. Matters such as these can be highly emotional and so it is important that an expert law firm is able to advise you of the best, most efficient route to take.
The family solicitors at JMW are approachable and friendly and we will be in your corner from the start of proceedings to the end, always making sure your best interests are at the forefront of everything we do.
David Pickering Head of Private Client
David is one of the most successful divorce lawyers in the UK. He has delivered successful outcomes in many high profile and contentious separations.
Michael Chapman Family - Manchester
Michael specialises in divorce, financial matters relating to divorce, preparing Pre and Post-Nuptial agreements and financial applications brought on behalf of children where the parents are not married.
Elspeth Kinder Family - Manchester
Elspeth is recognised as a leader in family law by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Elspeth specialises in divorce, financial settlements and wealth protection
Beverley Jones Family - Liverpool
Beverley specialises in divorce, financial matters arising from separation, complex children matters and is also recognised as a specialist in the area of surrogacy law.
Cara Nuttall Family - Manchester
Cara is a partner in family law at JMW
Gianna Lisiecki-Cunane Family - Manchester
Gianna is an associate solicitor in family law. She joined JMW in 2008 having trained at DWF solicitors in Leeds before returning to Manchester. She has expertise in all family related issues including divorce, ancillary relief, cohabitation and complex children disputes including abduction.
Holly Tootill Family - Manchester
Holly is empathetic, efficient and fights hard for her clients, striving to offer them personalised, level-headed advice and guidance.
Clare Williams Family - Manchester
Clare qualified as a solicitor in 2008, working with Beth Wilkins since that time. She joined JMW in November 2011
Jenny Arnold Family - Manchester
Jenny is an Associate in the Family team at JMW.
Jo-Anna Jellings Family - Manchester
Jo-Anna became a solicitor in 2014 and joined JMW in July of that year.
Emma Benson Family - Manchester
Emma joined JMW in May 2018 as an Associate in the Family department.
Matthew has specialised in Family Law since qualifying as a Solicitor in 2012.
Harriet Whitworth Family - Manchester
Harriet joined JMW in September 2017 as a Paralegal in the Family department.
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We operate from two North-West offices:
Manchester: 1 Byrom Place, Manchester, M3 3HG
Liverpool: The Plaza, 100 Old Hall St, Liverpool L3 9QJ
The JMW family law team is 100% client-focused and we are well known for achieving excellent results for our clients in an honest and friendly way. We seek to provide a professional service and to protect our clients' best interests by being approachable and taking a direct approach.
We have dealt with many high-net worth financial cases - including those worth in the tens of millions and the hundreds of millions of pounds - and the most complex financial cases, including those involving trusts and complicated business structures. We provide pragmatic, no-nonsense advice to help you through what can be very difficult times.
JMW is a full service law firm with specialists in the various different areas of law that often cross paths with family law, including employment, corporate issues, insolvency, property law, trusts and commercial litigation. The family law team regularly collaborates with other departments to ensure clients received the best possible service.