Beyond Law Group announces the appointment of new solicitor, Mairead Williams, to its specialist family and children law practice, McAlister Family Law, following a strong period of growth and success.
Beyond Law Group’s award-winning practice, McAlister Family Law, has established one of the largest specialist Children Law teams outside of London and is home to some of the UK’s leading Children Law experts, nine of whom are members of the Law Society’s Advanced Children Panel. Unlike most practices, McAlister Family Law acts not only for parents, grandparents and stepparents, but also children themselves.
The strength and depth of the Children Law team is supported by its many accreditations, including the Law Society Children Law Accreditation Panel, the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators, and the Institute of Family Law.
Mairead started her career at Lewis Rogers Solicitors where she practiced for five years and qualified as a solicitor in 2019. Mairead joins McAlister Family Law’s Children team from Berkson Family Law in Liverpool, where she has worked for the past two years, specialising in public law, private law children and domestic abuse cases.
Throughout her career, Mairead has represented a wide range of clients, including local authorities, parents, grandparents and extended family members. Mairead’s primarily focus at McAlister Family Law will be on care matters, handling a varied caseload including contact disputes, child arrangement orders, discharge of care proceedings, adoption, special Guardianship Orders and NAI and FII.
The appointment of Mairead follows the most successful year to date for Beyond Law Group and its specialist practices. The Group’s concept brings corporate and consumer legal services together, a concept which has rarely been successful in the UK but which Beyond Law Group has achieved. The Group currently has a portfolio of three practices: Beyond Corporate, Beyond Conveyancing and McAlister Family Law.
Mairead comments on her appointment: “I’m thrilled to join Beyond Law Group and am looking forward to working alongside such experienced, specialist Children Law solicitors at McAlister Family Law. I’m joining at a very exciting time for the practice; its growth, scale and ambitions are evident and I’m keen to build on its strong reputation.”
Amanda McAlister, managing partner of McAlister Family Law, comments: “We are excited to welcome Mairead to McAlister Family Law’s Children team. Importantly, her appointment demonstrates the Group’s ongoing commitment to offer its clients across all practice areas the best support and professional advice from the most specialist, highly regarded solicitors that the country has to offer.”
Matt Fleetwood, Chief Executive and Founder of Beyond Law Group, comments: “We’re delighted welcome Mairead to Beyond Law Group and we are confident that she will have a significant contribution to make to McAlister Family Law’s Children offering, whilst simultaneously supporting and adding value to the Group as we enter our next phase of growth.
As the Group approaches its sixth year, it’s exciting to see Beyond Law Group and its specialist practices grow in stature and success, whilst nurturing the talent of the future.”