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Christine McNeish
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Solicitor - Admitted
December 1, 1995

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Christine is a Partner at Berlad Graham, heading Family.

Christine is a Matrimonial and Family Law expert having acted for clients for over 20 years. She always focuses on delivering that exceptional customer service clients need when going through the trauma of a divorce, particularly when sorting out the children and financial aspects and does so in a caring and sympathetic way.

Christine qualified as a solicitor after a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry. She combines her business experience with excellent people skills, making her an efficient but empathetic solicitor. She has managed branch offices and headed departments in prestigious legal practices. She has both local and international clients.

 

Christine is also on the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Panel. Membership of the panel is only open to those Solicitors who have and maintain a very high level of knowledge, experience and skill in areas of practice within Matrimonial and Family Law, covering children, international issues, complex asset cases and financial settlements amongst others.

Christine offers:

  • Divorce
  • Civil Partnership Dissolutions
  • Financial Settlements
  • Consent Orders
  • Children Issues
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Cohabitation Disputes

In addition to specialising in Family law Christine furthers her love of horses by offering advice on Equine law.

Christine offers:

  • Advice following Sale or Purchase of a horse
  • Loan Agreements
  • Setting up an Equine Business
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Negligence Claims
  • Leaving a horse in your Will
  • Employment Issues
  • Buying Land

With substantial experience in Equine and Farming Law where there are substantial assets, Christine once acted for a client where the assets included letters from Nelson and Casanova!

Christine is based in Shrewsbury/Telford, owns two large dogs and has taken up golf!

Christine McNeish - Matrimonial and Family Law Expert
Christine McNeish - Matrimonial and Family Law Expert

”I was lucky to have Christine McNeish act for me in my recent protracted divorce. Right from the initial meeting I knew I was in safe hands. She clearly explained how the complex process ”that is divorce” could be navigated to give both parties a fair outcome and reassured me of my position and future finances. She was very clear about what she thought I could expect from the split of assets and maintenance payments. Whilst her feathers were never ruffled she did have teeth when she needed to represent my position. I found the whole experience both emotional and complex, but always new Christine would be “on it“ in her calm reassuring way. She was accessible and happy to talk things through on the phone and when we did have a meeting I always came out feeling much more positive than when I went in. I am very happy to recommend her services to anyone going through this difficult and unfortunate process”. Anna Simons

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She has acted with sensitivity, compassion and professionalism throughout my divorce proceedings

I have been delighted with the service provided by Christine. She has acted with sensitivity, compassion and professionalism throughout my divorce proceedings, has kept me informed at all stages and has sought to bring about resolutions as rapidly as possible. I confidently recommend her services. Deb McBride 
Feedback on Christine from a client on May 20, 2019

Christine McNeish has been fantastic

Christine McNeish has been fantastic and my case is somewhat of a complex one, but I know she is doing her best, and is very good at keeping me informed every step of the way, she also sourced a fantastic Barrister for me, and keeps me calm. I would gladly recommend her to anyone who is in a similar unfortunate situation to me. Daniel White
Feedback on Christine from a client on February 28, 2018

Christine McNeish, a solicitor with extraordinary talents

Christine McNeish, a solicitor with extraordinary talents. Having just come through a most difficult protracted divorce, she was the voice of reason, giving kind input and guidance. She was clear on her instructions and deadly if it was needed. Proficient in handling others of her profession and able to stand up and surpass her peers. She brought my case to a successful conclusion and offered comfort and direction in the many difficult times I had to go through in a modern divorce.  Cedric Osborne
Feedback on Christine from a client on February 19, 2018

Don’t assume the Order can’t be varied!

Christine McNeish has recently advised me, and represented me at Telford County Court, on a very complicated application to the Court to oppose enforcement proceedings brought by my former wife relating to a previous Order of the Court.  She also sought to have the original Order varied, despite it running until October 2017, so that I made no more payments under it in the light of the circumstances of the case.  I am aware that Christine carried out a considerable amount of research into issues which may have come before the Courts only occasionally, if at all, in the past.I was also very impressed by the way in which she carried out pre-hearing discussions with the other side and, indeed, was able to negotiate a settlement which was very acceptable to me.I would be pleased to recommend her to any clients who face similar difficulties with a greedy former wife.  Mr Martin Edwards 
Feedback on Christine from a client on January 9, 2017

Right from the initial meeting I knew I was in safe hands

I was lucky to have Christine McNeish act for me in my recent protracted divorce. Right from the initial meeting I knew I was in safe hands. She clearly explained how the complex process ”that is divorce” could be navigated to give both parties a fair outcome and reassured me of my position and future finances. She was very clear about what she thought I could expect from the split of assets and maintenance payments.Whilst her feathers were never ruffled she did have teeth when she needed to represent my position. I found the whole experience both emotional and complex, but always new Christine would be “on it“  in her calm reassuring way. She was accessible and happy to talk things through on the phone and when we did have a meeting I always came out feeling much more positive than when I went in.  I am very happy to recommend her services to anyone going through this difficult and unfortunate process.  Anna Simons.
Feedback on Christine from a client on October 28, 2016

I was absolutely impressed with the level of your professionalism

Another great testimonial for Christine McNeish, Matrimonial and Family Law expert - ''I was absolutely impressed with the level of your professionalism and how you dealt with me; you are like an angel for me. Thank you for your advice; I was very impressed''. Helen
Feedback on Christine from a client on April 8, 2016

Another great testimonial for Christine McNeish, Matrimonial and Family Law expert - ''I was absolutely impressed with the level of your professionalism and how you dealt with me; you are like an angel for me. Thank you for your advice; I was very impressed''. Helen

''Berlad Graham helped me in selling my parents’ house.  They were very professional in handling my needs.  The solicitor appointed me was Pauline Wilbond who I felt was very friendly and professional.  Pauline kept me informed and when I needed to ask about anything I was unsure about she explained it in a way I could understand,  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Berlad Graham and especially Pauline for all her help with this sale.  Many Thanks.''  Karen Bennett, Newcastle
Feedback on Christine from a client on April 6, 2016