Manchester and Alderley Edge-based McAlister Family Law has boosted its nationally-renowned team with the recruitment of solicitor Paul Reay, an acknowledged expert in the complex field of military divorce.
Reay was previously Head of the Family Law division Hilary Meredith Solicitors, widely regarded as the military’s go-to law firm. He has dealt with a wide variety of cases for those who are either currently serving, or have served, in the armed forces, and has excellent working relationships with a military charities and support organisations. Reay, who lives with his wife and 11-month-old baby in Wilmslow, is well known throughout Cheshire and hopes to develop further his profile in the region.
“I’m absolutely delighted to become a member the McAlister Family Law team,” said Reay. “I was particularly drawn to the firm by the quality of people that 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.”
Reay has worked extensively with armed forces personnel with particular reference to the Children Act; many military personnel are required to relocate around the world and there are significant implications for the children of military families when parents are divorcing, or if one half of a military family returns to civilian life.
Amanda McAlister, founder and managing partner, said: “Paul is a perfect fit for the McAlister Family Law team. He’s an experienced solicitor with enviable expertise in a niche area of Family Law, he knows the region well and he is focused and determined. We’re thrilled he’s now part of the firm.”
McAlister Family Law is part of Beyond Professional Services Group, a business that believes strongly in doing the right thing for its clients. Led by Matt Fleetwood, it focuses on developing long term client relationships, challenges the thinking of traditional law firms and ultimately is changing the way of conducting business in the industry, with notable success.