Adam returned to Shoosmiths in 2016 as an Associate in our Family Law Team, having previously worked for the firm between 2008 and 2009. He was promoted to Principal Associate in 2019. Adam is based in our Birmingham office and has been recommended in leading independent industry directory, the Legal 500, since 2017. He was recommended as a key lawyer in both the Birmingham and London 2020 editions and was named a "Rising Star" in family law in the 2021 edition. In addition, he was named an “Associate to Watch” in the 2021 edition of the other leading independent directory, Chambers and Partners.
Adam has specialised in divorce and family law since before his qualification as a solicitor. He advises clients regarding all aspects of private family law including cohabitation, separation, divorce and related financial issues, disputes concerning children and nuptial agreements.
Adam’s particular area of expertise is advising on the complex financial issues arising out of divorce. He is 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. He has also been consulted on cases involving applications to enforce and vary existing orders.
In addition, Adam is often instructed to deal with disputes between unmarried cohabitees or family members and he has recent experience of private adoption proceedings.
Adam is highly commended for his technical ability and expertise. He was shortlisted for Assistant/Associate Solicitor of the Year at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2015 and his team won the LexisNexis Family Law Award for Family Law Firm of the Year (Midlands & Wales) in 2019.
"Adam Maguire handles complex financial instruments and expert evidence with great skill. He also develops strong relationships with his clients." ~ Legal 500 2020 (London)
"Adam Maguire comes across as very calm and confident." ~ Legal 500 2020 (Birmingham)
"Adam Maguire is very talented - he will go far." ~ Legal 500 2021
"Adam Maguire is incredibly measured with clients, oozes settlement skills and is superb on mediation." ~ Legal 500 2021
"Adam Maguire is very able and competent. He kept me informed of progress in a timely manner and never overstated my chances of a successful outcome, although I was confident that he was doing everything possible on my behalf." ~ Legal 500 2021
"Adam Maguire is clearly a highly intelligent young man and showed a maturity beyond his years. On every level his work was impressive, highly skilled and very conscientiously prepared." ~ Legal 500 2021
"Adam Maguire gave clear, practical and strategic advice that was laid out in such a way that I knew exactly where we were in the process and the next steps which were required." ~ Legal 500 2021
"There was a clear drive to understand the legal issues raised with an ability to communicate options simply and in a quick fashion. It was obvious Adam Maguire listened to every word I was telling him." ~ Legal 500 2021
"He was extremely efficient, understanding and very clear in his knowledge and direction of events. The speed of his response and control over proceedings was extremely efficient, and his attention to detail was outstanding." ~ Chambers and Partners 2021
Adam sits on the West Midlands Regional Committee of Resolution, the national organisation of family lawyers. He is a regular public speaker and has written various articles on the topic of family law. He has been published in the Resolution Review.
Adam studied Law at the University of Birmingham and also completed his post-graduate qualification in Birmingham.