Nicola Wilburn-Shaw has joined McAlister Family Law as partner, based in the firm’s Alderley Edge offices. 

Wilburn-Shaw brings a wealth of experience with her, having previously held the position of associate partner with Laytons LLP as well as working with BLM Solicitors and Hill Dickinson LLP.

Wilburn-Shaw originally qualified into fraud litigation. Her experience in this field means she has a particular aptitude for high value and multi-asset financial disputes, where there may be a concern surrounding undisclosed income or assets. She recently acted in one of the top three highest value divorces in the UK, with a net asset base in excess of £150m, and is highly-experienced in unmarried and/or cohabitee disputes concerning property and provision for children. She is also an Ambassador for Women in the Law UK. 

Wilburn-Shaw said: ’This is a very exciting move is for me, as the firm continues its rapid growth and increasing dominance of the family law market in the region. Amanda’s reputation as a family lawyer is outstanding, and I really wanted to work with her and her team as they build something very special in the industry.’

Amanda McAlister, managing partner, added: ’We are delighted to have Nicola’s expertise at McAlister Family Law and are pleased to welcome her to the team. She is highly regarded throughout the North West for her family law expertise, and her particular skill set complements our already extensive family law offering. 

’This is a significant hire for the business, and I am confident she will play a major role in the continued development of our Alderley Edge office.’

McAlister Family Law has offices in Manchester city centre, throughout the North West, and London. It is one of the very few firms in the country that specialises not only in divorce and family disputes, but also in children law.