Clough & Willis Solicitors, Commercial and private legal services UK

Marie Whittaker - Partner

Family Law Solicitor

Family Law Solicitor

Find out what our clients have to say about Marie here.

Marie joined Clough & Willis in 1998 and became a Partner in 2008. Marie has vast experience and up to date specialist knowledge about family law.

She has Accredited Specialist status with Resolution, a well known respected national organisation committed to resolving family problems in a constructive, non-confrontational way.

Marie has specialist expertise in resolving financial issues, following divorce. She represents a wide range of clients from housewives/house husbands, tradespeople, professionals, the self employed and business owners to include high net worth individuals.

Marie has detailed knowledge of the law and procedures and takes pride in delivering technical excellence. She deals with all types of orders the Court has the power to make, for example, maintenance payments for yourself and/or children, lump sums, property adjustment (transfers and sales) and pension sharing.

Marie enjoys long standing professional relationships with other experts who may need to be involved in your case to resolve specific complex issues, for example, property valuations, business valuations and liquidity, tax and pensions.

Once full information and documentation is available with regard to both parties financial circumstances, Marie will advise you on settlement proposals. You will not be given unrealistic expectations and any recommendations will always take into account the amount of legal costs you may incur by taking certain steps.

Marie will keep you informed as to developments throughout your case. She is well known for being proactive and will endeavour to drive your case to a speedy conclusion. This will enable you to put your problems behind you and concentrate on your future happiness and financial security.

Marie also has extensive experience advising on disputes regarding children, to include residence and contact orders.

Marie will provide support and empathy whilst maintaining a firm approach. She demonstrates exceptional negotiating skills which reflects in the majority of her cases reaching a settlement. This provides value to you by keeping your legal costs to a minimum. She is creative and where possible, will advise you on solutions to your problems that you were unaware of or may not have thought about.

You will find that Maire is very approachable and will listen to you in order to ascertain your priorities and aims. She will encourage you to be constructive and focus on your future.

The majority of Marie's clients have been recommended to her by previous clients she has represented, which provides a clear indication of client satisfaction.

Marie has published numerous articles, some of which can be found on the press release pages of our website or here.

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We have been using Clough & Willis for ten years and found them to be very efficient in all aspects of their work. What I like about their firm is that they cover a wide variety of legal services and are very quick to respond to our needs.

Nigel Compsty, Managing Director
H Compsty & Son Ltd

The contact for my name change and divorce was Marie Whittaker who again was completely professional and gave me complete confidence from out first meeting. My divorce proceeded smoothly, quickly and efficiently. I was updated regularly by letters and phone calls.

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"Level of service seems just right. The friendly, helpful staff explained procedures well and made everything clear."

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"The team are a pleasure to work with, friendly but always professional in their dealings. Following the successful sale of my business to Veolia Environmental Services plc, I continue to play a key role in the business. I would recommend Clough & Willis to business owners."

Chris Wright Recycling
H Chris Wright

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, personally, and on behalf of the Directors of SRS for all the time and work you put into the successful MBO. Professional at all times, your advice was client focused and to the point, and we were particularly impressed at your ability to work to a tight schedule, ensuring we completed on our deadline date."

Alex Docherty,
Director Sound Reduction Systems

Throughout the whole process, Clough & Willis kept me well informed and my stress levels to non-existent. I felt completely looked after with the team taking care of my best interests, I felt they had complete control and it was very reassuring.

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From first contact to the last, everyone has been very professional and reassuring through what has been an emotional and stressful time for us and without the help of your company it would have been much more difficult for me and my husband.

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I was very impressed with your firm at the outset when I first called in November 2009 after my uncles death. All staff from the receptionist and secretary through to the Partners were professional, friendly and helpful and provided the best response out of the 3 Bury firms I called.

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Clough & Willis are very understanding and made me feel valued, they showed me respect knowing I was albeit apprehensive of dealings within the legal profession and their workings

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Besides being professional Clough & Willis are also friendly and kind, making one feel relaxed able to communicate easily about the business in hand which they see to efficiently keeping in contact continually. Thank you for all you did.

Krystyna Bzdega

From reception through secretarial to solicitor the approach and attention to detail in handling my case was professional and gave me confidence that the matter would be handled to my satisfaction.

Mr M Booth

I have dealt with Clough & Willis for years since we moved to the area from Manchester and both my husband and I always appreciated your helpfulness and professionalism. Thank you

Theresa Moreen Woolley

Lorraine, I would just like to say "thank you very much" for all your hard work and assistance in the letting of the above property. The negotiations were somewhat protracted, due to a breakdown on my client's side, and I feel that your persistence and hard work led to the eventual lease completion. I look forward to working with you in the near future. Kind regards, Neil Higson, for and on behalf of Nolan Redshaw Ltd

Nolan Redshaw Chartered Surveyors

We have been impressed with the friendly professionalism of all staff, Rebecca Green has been wonderfully helpful, thorough, patient, kind and supportive. Her reassuring guidance has made some very sad and difficult times easier to bear. We hope Rebecca receives recognition for her excellent service.

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