Firm Profile > Maguire Family Law > Wilmslow, England

Maguire Family Law

Family Tier 1

The team at Maguire Family Law are 'highly experienced' and regularly act for well-known clients on high-value financial remedy matters as well as complex pre-and post-nuptial agreements. 'Extremely knowledgeable' practice head James Maguire, who founded the firm in 2010, is regarded as 'a superb lawyer and a superb leader', while another name to note is Denise Moran, who was promoted to partner in 2018 and is known for her expertise in divorce cases.


‘Maguire Family Law is a highly experienced private client team with genuine approachability and has a reputation in the area that very few firms compare to. Sensitivity, attention to detail coupled with fair and competitive pricing are all high markers of the team.’ 

‘Very good people to do business with. They are caring, skilful, and professional. They have very good people throughout, and those people are loyal. Their firm is also supremely sustainable because it is run like a very good business.’

‘James Maguire is a superb lawyer and a superb leader. He is calm, balanced, likeable, and caring for his staff.’

‘James Maguire is very experienced and a good figurehead.’

‘Denise Moran is knowledgeable and good with client handling.’

‘Jennifer Curtis always has a thorough understanding of the case and is emphatic with clients.’

‘Kirsten Tomlinson not afraid to state her case in a skilful manner.’

‘James Maguire is extremely knowledgeable, approachable and very helpful in all matters. He is always clear, calm and reassuring which is critical in this area.’

‘James Maguire is very level-headed and inspires confidence.’

The Firm

Maguire Family Law are a leading divorce and family law practice.

We are a niche team with offices in Wilmslow & Knutsford, Cheshire. We also have meeting room facilities in London and Manchester. Most of our contact takes place over the telephone or email. We act for clients all over the UK and internationally and have a specialism in the area of International Family Law.

The firm was formed in 2010 and has continued to grow and develop to provide excellent and personal client service. We pride ourselves on client care and as such have developed our Service Pledge putting our client’s needs front and centre to everything we do. We recognise the need to provide the best service achieving results with a cost conscious approach.

Types of work

Department Name Email Telephone
Director James Maguire 01625 544650
Director Henry Venables 01565 743301
Partner Jennifer Curtis 01625 544659
Partner Denise Moran 01625 544656
Photo Name Position Profile
 Frances Bentley  photo Frances Bentley
 Lisa Brown  photo Lisa Brown
 Jennifer Curtis  photo Jennifer Curtis
 James Maguire  photo James Maguire
 Denise Moran  photo Denise Moran
 Rebecca Ranson  photo Rebecca Ranson
 Abigail Reynolds  photo Abigail Reynolds
 Alexandra Wainwright  photo Alexandra Wainwright
Director : 3
Partner Solicitor : 4
Associate Solicitor : 1
Solicitor : 5
Support : 2
English (fluent)
International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

CLIENT: Mr P, California. August 2019
COMPANY/FIRM: Maguire Family Law
TESTIMONIAL: I have really appreciated your support over the last 12 months or so, as well as that of your colleagues during this difficult time. You have been very helpful and I won’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone needing professional advice or support.

CLIENT: Ms B, Preston. August, 2019.
COMPANY/FIRM: Maguire Family Law
TESTIMONIAL: What is going well? The staff are approachable. Communication is fantastic. Advice is very clear. Alternatives are always explained. The staff and the confidence they give you. I have felt secure in all the decisions I have made as everything is explained very clearly. The support they provide is excellent. I highly recommend the firm.

CLIENT: Mrs B, Warrington. July 2019
COMPANY/FIRM: Maguire Family Law
TESTIMONIAL: May I take the opportunity to thank both Henry and Honor and the firm for all your extremely hard work, dedication and compassion shown to me through a very difficult time. I am extremely satisfied with the outcome you worked hard to achieve for me. A special thank you to Honor who at times could have lost patience with me but remained professional throughout. Thank you to everyone concerned.

CLIENT: Mr W, Manchester. July, 2019
COMPANY/FIRM: Maguire Family Law
TESTIMONIAL: Please accept my thanks for your support and the support of the family-law team over the past few years. It has been a long road but we got to the end eventually. I have very much appreciated the sage and calming advice you have all provided throughout the course of the application, you are a credit to your organisation and profession generally.

CLIENT: Ms G, Manchester. May, 2019
COMPANY/FIRM: Maguire Family Law
TESTIMONIAL: James, you once gave me advice relating to my son living overseas, I wanted to fight for him under international child law which we know is always so much more tricky. You said ‘I see lots of cases where things change naturally as the child is able to express their own feelings’. At the time I didn’t think this possible but you were spot on. After 2.5 years he came to live with me from South Africa.

CLIENT: Mr K, UAE. April, 2019
COMPANY/FIRM: Maguire Family Law
TESTIMONIAL: Thank you very much for all of your help and advice over the past eight months, your consummate professionalism and cool head has made this whole process bearable