Beyond Law Group bolsters its specialist family and children law practice, McAlister Family Law, with the appointment of three Solicitors

Beyond Law Group announces the appointment of Ashleigh Francis, Charlotte Brenton and Hannah Barlow, to its specialist family and children law practice, McAlister Family Law.

Beyond Law Group’s specialist family and children law practice, McAlister Family Law, has appointed Ashleigh Francis and Charlotte Brenton to its specialist Divorce and Finance team, and Hannah Barlow to its specialist Children team.

Newly qualified solicitors, Ashleigh and Charlotte, will support McAlister Family Law’s expanding Divorce and Finance team on a variety of family law cases including divorce and complex matrimonial finances, as well as disputes involving arrangements for unmarried cohabitees. McAlister Family Law’s Divorce and Finance team is ranked in Tier 1 of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings, described by the directory as “the best team in the North West for family work”.

Hannah Barlow joins McAlister Family Law’s specialist children team from a Legal 500 Tier 1 family law firm in Liverpool. She has experience in dealing with the most complex elements of private children proceedings to include cases involving the appointment of a children’s guardian, allegations of domestic abuse and finding of fact hearings, international relocation and parental alienation. Hannah is a member of Resolution and is a Resolution accredited specialist in both Private Children Law and Domestic Abuse.

Ashleigh and Charlotte comment on their appointments: “The specialist teams at McAlister Family Law  and the wider Beyond Law Group have incredible work ethics and are driven to secure award winning results for all. It is clear that we all share the same values, and our combined experience and expertise means we can push on from where the practice is currently, serving the needs of clients and continuing to grow this incredible team of family and children law specialists.”


Hannah comments: “I’m absolutely thrilled to join the team at McAlister Family Law and to work amongst some of the most experienced and specialist Children Law solicitors in the region. It’s extremely rare to find a family law practice that has a dedicated Children Law department of this calibre; the scale and ambitions of the practice are evident and very impressive.”

Since it was established in 2017, McAlister Family Law has established itself as the go-to family and children law practice in the North-West. It has built the largest, most specialist Children Law team outside of London and is home to some of the UK’s leading Children Law experts. Unlike most practices, McAlister Family Law acts not only for parents, grandparents and stepparents, but also the children themselves.

McAlister Family Law is Beyond Law Group’s specialist family and children law practice. The Group’s strategy is to create, build and manage specialist legal practices under one modern business structure. Beyond Law Group’s concept brings corporate and consumer legal services together, a concept which has rarely been successful in the UK but which the Group has achieved.

Amanda McAlister, managing partner of McAlister Family Law, comments: “We are thrilled to welcome Ashleigh, Charlotte and Hannah to McAlister Family Law and the wider Group. We are totally committed to investing in young talent and creating the leaders of tomorrow. Their appointments  demonstrate the Groupscommitment to this goal and  to further offer to our clients the very 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 to have Ashleigh, Charlotte and Hannah join the Group. I am confident they will have a significant contribution to make to McAlister Family Law whilst simultaneously supporting and adding value to the Group as we enter our next phase of growth.

As we celebrate the seven-year mark, it’s exciting to see Beyond Law Group and its specialist practices grow in stature and success whilst nurturing the talent of the future. We are proud to offer something that is genuinely exciting and progressive for our employees and teams.”