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Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

Principal Associate (Family Lawyer)
Phone: 0344 327 6223
Email: andrew.moore@mills-reeve.com
Office: Manchester
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What can you do for me?

Apart from your closest friends, I will probably be the first person you will speak to about your family problems. From the start of our working relationship, we will discuss all of your options and will decide together what the best next step is for you and your family, at a pace that suits you.

One of the most important aspects of my role is advising on the range of approaches available to deal with your family dispute and tailor them to your needs. I am collaboratively trained and also a mediator, which enables me to offer you the full spectrum of dispute resolution services, something many other firms cannot do. I am solution focused, and do not lose sight of my client’s objectives. 

As an experienced divorce lawyer, I will be able to inform you about divorce procedure and the financial split of your assets, how to overcome hurdles to see your child on a regular basis or deal with any other family issue that might arise. If I cannot assist I will know who can. I am also able to advise upon protecting an individual’s or family’s wealth and regularly draft pre and post nuptial agreements, as well as cohabitation agreements for those who are not married.

What makes you different from other divorce lawyers?

My dedication to dispute resolution away from the court room. Although I am experienced at representing clients in court proceedings, and it is important that there is a process in place for those who are unable to resolve the issues between them, I believe court proceedings should be a last resort. They are expensive, can take years to conclude, do nothing to support my clients in their future co-parenting roles, and ultimately my clients lose control over important issues/decisions if they hand them over to a judge to decide.

If a decision does have to be made by a third party my preference is to support clients through arbitration. The benefits of arbitration are speed, flexibility over date, time and location of hearings, confidentiality, and being able to choose an arbitrator (the ‘judge’) with the right skills for my client’s case.

What do your clients say about you?

Clients have recently made the following comments about the standard of service I provide and strive for: 

  • “He was indispensable in what turned out to be a very tough process”.
  • “Andrew kept me sane in some very arduous times and followed up with timely, professional robust responses, especially in the FDA where he impressively deconstructed the opposition’s barrister’s arguments.”
  • “I was really impressed by Andrew's ability to empathise and look for solutions. But he always avoided overpromising. It came across as very practical (versus previous experiences of very hedged opinions). Also his prompt responses and grip on the detail were excellent.”
  • “Top class understanding of the case.”
I am also ranked as a leading individual in both of the leading legal directories:
  • “Clients highlight his “excellent knowledge and advice” which is delivered “with a good deal of empathy”” (Chambers and Partners)
  • “works very hard for his clients” (Legal 500)

What involvement do you have in the Manchester community?

I am a past chairman of the Manchester dispute resolution POD. I am currently secretary of Manchester area Resolution. 

I have numerous links with local accountants, financial advisers, banks, family consultants, and other professionals who complement the high quality service I endeavour to provide.

What else should I know about you?

I have been a member of Resolution since qualification and have trained and worked closely with three past national chairs, including the current chair, Nigel Shepherd. I abide by their Code of Practice. I believe that a solicitor’s conduct of a case has a direct impact on the presence or absence of animosity between parties and the likelihood of reaching a settlement without judicial intervention.

I regularly present on family law topics throughout the region and write for national publications.

I am also a father of two young girls so know full well the demands of being a parent!