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McAlister Family Law strengthens its divorce and finance team with two new recruits

Anna Rooney and Aaron Williams join McAlister Family Law

The North-West’s fastest growing family law firm has further strengthened its team of divorce and finance experts with the appointment two new assistant solicitors.

Joining the award-winning McAlister Family Law, which has offices in Manchester city centre and throughout Cheshire, and is ranked in the latest edition of the Legal 500, are Anna Rooney, based in the firm’s Alderley Edge offices, and Aaron Williams, based in Manchester.

Anna comes to McAlister Family Law from Slater and Gordon Lawyers, where she held a variety of roles which involved working with members of various trades unions, including the Police Federation, where she would advise on a variety of legal areas from family to consumer to employment and also working with the Court of Protection. She has also worked for the Greater Manchester Police Force in the legal department. In her new role Anna will work across all areas of family law; she is particularly interested in in divorce and matrimonial finances, specifically those complex matters that involve properties abroad and/or business interests.

“I’m delighted to join such a forward-thinking firm,” she said. “Amanda McAlister is an inspirational leader and I am especially pleased to be based in Alderley Edge, a well-known location in the very nucleus of the Cheshire community that makes ideally placed to serve the people of the county.”

Aaron Williams, who worked previously at North Wales’ leading family law firms, Bennett Smith Solicitors, will be based in McAlister Family Law’s Manchester offices. “Family Law attracted me at the very outset of my career in the legal industry,” he said, “and with McAlister Family Law I was also drawn to the firm by the sheer quality of the people who make up such a dynamic team, as well as being excited by the swift growth and development of the business in such a short space of time. This is a firm that is a game-changer and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”

Amanda McAlister, managing director, said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Anna and Aaron on board. Both bring enthusiasm and talent in spades, and both are dedicated to delivering a service to our clients that vastly exceeds their expectations.
“From our inception less than two years ago, we set our sights on being the UK’s ‘go to’ authority on all family law matters, with a mission to provide expert advice and guidance to clients within a framework of empathy and truthfulness. Anna and Aaron’s skills and experience complement our already extensive family law offering. They’re a great addition to the team.”

McAlister Family Law is part of Beyond Professional Services Group, a business that is investing and growing niche and specialist professional service businesses, with common values and culture. The Group believes strongly in doing the right thing for its clients and its people. Led by Matt Fleetwood, its business model is focused on investing in strong management teams to operate niche and focused businesses with common values and a social conscience, challenging the thinking of the traditional law firms and ultimately changing traditional approaches to conducting professional service business, with notable success.