Adam Maguire

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Clarke Willmott

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Adam advises clients regarding all aspects of private family law including cohabitation, separation, divorce and related financial issues, disputes concerning children and nuptial agreements.


Adam is a Partner in the Family Team. He joined Clarke Willmott in 2022 following just over five years at national law firm Shoosmiths where he latterly headed their Birmingham Family Team. Before that he spent five years at a regional law firm at which he trained and qualified. Adam has specialised in divorce and family law since before his qualification as a solicitor


Adam has been recommended in leading independent industry directory, the Legal 500, since 2017. He was recommended as a key lawyer in both the Birmingham and London 2020 editions and was named a “Rising Star” in family law in the 2021 and 2022 editions. In addition, he was named an “Associate to Watch” in the 2021 and 2022 editions of the other leading independent directory, Chambers and Partners.


Adam’s particular area of expertise is advising on the complex financial issues arising out of divorce. He is regularly instructed in cases wh0ich involve significant wealth. Adam has considerable experience advising clients in cases which involve businesses, trusts, pension arrangements and arguments relating to nuptial agreements, third party interests in land, and pre-marital and inherited assets. He has also been instructed on cases involving applications to enforce and vary existing orders.


In addition, Adam is often instructed to deal with disputes between unmarried cohabitees or family members and he has experience of private adoption proceedings.


Adam is highly commended for his technical ability and expertise. He was shortlisted for Assistant/Associate Solicitor of the Year at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2015 and he is the Vice Chair of Resolution West Midlands. Resolution is the national organisation of family lawyers whose members subscribe to a code of conduct and promote a constructive approach to family law issues. He is a regular public speaker and has written various articles on the topic of family law.


Adam studied Law at the University of Birmingham and also completed his post-graduate qualification in Birmingham.


Adam is known for his swift, concise and commercial communication with both clients and those on the other side, providing realistic, early strategic advice and identifying the key issues with a view to settling cases sensibly and cost-effectively. Adam’s reputation is as a no-nonsense practitioner who takes a smart and strategic approach to cases.


He has an excellent mind, a great eye for detail and handles complex family finance cases with ease. He has a calm and thoughtful manner, dealing with challenging cases (and clients) with sensitivity, and is easily able to communicate complex arrangements to them in a simple and digestible fashion.” ~ Legal 500 2022


Adam assembled the facts concerning my divorce methodically and comprehensively. He always gave sound advice, demonstrated a mastery of family law issues and gave due consideration to keeping costs in check.” ~ Chambers and Partners 2022

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Children (divorce and separation) Finances (divorce and separation)

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