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New family partner for Clarke Willmott

Clarke Willmott continues to expand its national family law team with the addition of Adam Maguire as partner in the Birmingham office. Adam joins us from national law firm Shoosmiths where he latterly headed their Birmingham Family team.

Adam has been recommended in the leading independent industry directory, the Legal 500, since 2017 being recommended as a “Rising Star” in the 2021 and 2022 editions. He was also recognised as an “Associate to Watch” in the 2021 and 2022 editions of the other leading independent directory, Chambers and Partners.

Adam specialises in advising on the complex financial issues arising out of divorce and relationship breakdown being regularly instructed in cases which 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.

In addition, Adam is often instructed to deal with high conflict private law children matters involving elements of domestic violence and relocation issues. He also has niche experience of private adoption proceedings.

Rayner Grice, partner and head of the Birmingham family team, said: “Adam is highly commended for his technical ability and expertise as well as being the Vice Chair of Resolution West Midlands. I have admired Adam’s approach to resolving matters sensibly and pragmatically for a number of years.

Adam’s tenacity and reputation as a no-nonsense practitioner who takes a smart and strategic approach to cases as well as delivering excellent client service is well suited to the ethos of our team. We are delighted that he has agreed to join us and he will be greatly beneficial to our busy team.”

Adam said: “I am thrilled to be joining the impressive and highly regarded team at Clarke Willmott and getting stuck into the varied and interesting work the team handles, with a view to settling cases sensibly and cost-effectively for our clients.”


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Rayner Grice


Rayner advises on the issues that arise for an individual following the breakdown of a relationship in relation to divorce/civil partnership dissolution, their financial affairs and their children.
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Adam Maguire


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