Adam returned to Shoosmiths in 2016 as an Associate in our Family Law Team, having first joined the firm in 2008. He was promoted to Senior 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.
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 and is accredited as a specialist in family law by the Law Society. He was shortlisted for Assistant/Associate Solicitor of the Year at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2015.
"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 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.