What Our Clients Are Saying:

Dear Pauline and Renn,

I was so glad that I switched solicitors and was only sorry that I hadn’t done sooner.

I have already recommended your practice to a couple of my friends.

Thank you for all your help and support at a very difficult time.

Best Wishes

“PMC are the best family law firm in the North West, do not go anywhere else!

Professional from start to finish, and Jenny & Renn were excellent!”

“Excellent service. Kept updated accurately and regularly. Very pleased with service and outcome.”


I would like to extend my best wishes to you and your family at Christmas, and hope that the new year brings you both good health & happiness.

I thank you for all your help & guidance over the past year & more and can assure you that from our very first meeting I felt I was in very good hands. It has been a very trying period and although I’m sure that no divorce ever reaches a perfect settlement, I think we reached the best outcome I could have hoped for.


“Dear Pauline

I hope that you are well.

Just a brief email to wish you happy Christmas and to give belated due credit for the team for all their work for me over the last two years. Caroline has been absolutely exemplary and has looked after me superbly, ably assisted by Jen and Renn. It has been an anxious and difficult time but my stress levels were considerably lessened knowing I had such a brilliant team working on my behalf.

Kind regards”

“Hi Pauline,

I just wanted to drop you a line to say a huge, huge thank you to you and your amazing team after everything was agreed and settled yesterday.

I knew from our very first meeting we had that I was in good hands. I’ll never forget when you walked me to the lift and said “I don’t take any crap and I’ve got your back!”

I thought that’ll do me!

Renn has been absolutely amazing throughout. Not only is she extremely professional and bloody good at what she does but you just know she’s a lovely person. I’m sure she will have a great career.

So my sincere thanks to you and your team for ‘having my back’.”

“Hi Renn,

I just wanted to say a huge, huge thank again to you for all you hard work, professionalism and expertise that you have provided me from the start. I just knew straight away that I could trust you and that you had my best interests in mind throughout.

I know you do this week in and week out and I’m sure you’ve had lots of other challenging cases needing your attention every morning when you turn up at the office. But I just want you to know that I felt totally reassured throughout knowing that I was in your capable hands.

Thank You Renn.”

“It is hard to put into words the gratitude that we feel towards Pauline and John for everything they have done for us to achieve our dream of being together in Australia.

From the moment I met Pauline I trusted her entirely. She was the utter professional – calm, methodical , honest and managed to inject humour into an extremely stressful situation. Both her and John guided us through the whole process of my application to move the children to Australia. They ensured we did not rush and were thoroughly prepared before we started a formal process. They were always available both for advice and when I just needed someone to listen.

I most definitely could not have got through the court case without John who stayed with me every step of the way. It was probably the most upsetting and stressful 2 days of my life but John was utterly calm, professional and also funny – when the mood most certainly needed lightening.

I now have a totally new life in Australia. I have a husband of 7 months and 2 fabulous children who have flourished in a new country and who consider themselves Australian. We got our happy ending and for that we can never thank you enough.”

Hi Jennifer,

I am delighted with the outcome of the hearing and glad we managed to come to agreement on the day. Now things can get back on track and hopefully remain that way. 

I would like to thank you for the service you provided and will not hesitate to appoint you again if I should need to.”

I am very grateful for your help Caroline and all the work you’ve done. Thank you very much for everything. I’ve found the last year, very difficult but you and Jen have done much to ease the situation.  I am happy that the outcome is best for ***** and it’s down to your work and Joanna’s. It’s been lovely to see you again and I wish you all the best for the future.

Hi Jennifer

I just wanted to drop you a line to say a massive thank you to you and Pauline and the rest of your team! Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work and expertise in getting my divorce through!

I’m in a great place now and enjoying my new independent life! I would recommend you to anyone and everyone needing the support and service you’ve given me!

Once again thank you so very much!”

“Hi Jennifer,

There is not enough gratitude I can express to yourself dealing with my case. Please also extend this to Mr Fazakerley, Ms Parr,  Ms Potter and all other members of your practice that took any part in assisting with my case.

I am overjoyed with the outcome, as i look forward to a happy and bright future with my children.  I will most certainly recommend and promote your legal services to any other parties that may need such assistance.”

“Pauline McNamara was a personal recommendation, we needed expert advice on a complex multi-jurisdictional court settlement challenge. Pauline received documents from us, an initial briefing – evaluated them and made strong and salient points, recommendations and directed us in our endeavours to conclude. This included releasing material and identifying relevant case studies to support our cause. It was a shame she could not act on our behalf overseas, as I’m confident we would have secured a more speedy and beneficial settlement with her representing us. I would have no hesitation in recommending Pauline/PMC – they have delivered prompt and professional services at all times.”

“Prior to seeking legal advice, I was apprehensive and rather anxious, Pauline and John were instantly reassuring and put me at ease.

The service I received was exceptional and all of the legal team were extremely supportive through a difficult divorce.  I couldn’t have asked for a better service.  Thank you Pauline, John and team.”

“I cannot praise PMC Family Law highly enough. Despite the fact that mine was a relatively small-scale case, in terms of division of assets, the attention I received was first-rate. Although this was always going to be a professional relationship, I felt that Pauline McNamara actually did take a real personal interest in the case, regarding getting the best deal for me as a challenge and a matter of some personal pride! Moreover, the skills available to her through the other members of her team, who were deployed to look after parts of the case, were also of the highest quality; something which, again, reflected her confidence in those she had selected to become her protégés, and whose skills reflected her training. Her no-nonsense approach (frequently and with no hesitation, reminding me of the realities of the situation!) was instrumental in arriving at an acceptable, fair conclusion. In my mind, I return frequently to something she said at our first meeting when I asked about her fees, suggesting that she wouldn’t be cheap; her response was, “I’m not cheap, but I’m good!”; however, it turned out that, as a result of her costings breakdown and her making use of other members of her team for the more mundane matters, the overall cost was less than that of my wife’s (nominally cheaper) solicitor. Anyone who is seeking a fair solution should go no further. Sadly, I cannot say that I look forward to using her again in the future, simply because I hope not to find myself in the same situation again!”

“professional, responsible, highly recommended  – a true team effort working for their clients benefit”

Dear Pauline and Jen, I wanted to thank you now that the divorce proceedings have concluded. The relationships you develop with your clients, certainly in my case, is like that of a close friend. You become aware of all sorts of intimate details of other people’s lives, and although this is the nature of the job, I can honestly say that I felt like I was being advised by people who were really on my side. I really appreciated the no-nonsense approach and can honestly say that you were worth every penny. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you both good luck for the future.

“I would like to thank you Renn so much for all the time and effort you put into my case really appreciate how you kept the costs down and mainly got us the best outcome.. So happy with the result of knowing me and the children are secure for the next 16 years. I would highly recommend you to anyone in my position as you have been fantastic.”

“Just wanted to say thank you for everything, you’ve been so helpful and a great support throughout this, as well as being kick ass solicitors!”

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you [Pauline], Jennifer and the team for all your efforts and for being so nice and making the process as straightforward as possible. I have not been the easiest client to deal with, causing unnecessary delays at the beginning, but this was my way of gaining some control over the situation. I’m glad my friend recommended you; I really appreciated all your prompt responses and invaluable advice (not always taken I know). I hope I don’t need your services again in the future! It’s a hard lesson to learn and one not to be repeated!

“John – we can’t thank you enough. My only regret is not sticking to our guns in November but you live and learn.

Kevin was absolutely amazing (I think I actually love him!) From the minute we stepped into the briefing this morning we knew we’d made the right choice to go with him – thank you again for that. He was absolutely brilliant right through to finalising the consent order this afternoon, could not have asked for more.

We have just arrived home and are about to walk out for a chilled glass (or bottle) of New Zealand Sauvignon!

We’ll keep you updated once the move is all sorted just as a final goodbye, case closed and job done!

Thank you x”

“I felt I should write to thank you for all your support. I realise I have been most fortunate to achieve the offer awarded. Although it always seemed fair, as the pot grew, more than I ever thought, maintenance became a ‘luxury’ rather than a ‘need’. I could see I would have to accept any outcome but I do feel the judge was very thorough and understood the overall situation. Giving evidence was not as bad as I thought either. All in all, this has been a personal win for the family, which will give me choices in life and mean I do not feel outmanoeuvred by other powerful personalities. I am also far more confident to handle financial matters now.”

“To Pauline and Caroline,

Thank you so much for all your efforts – for pushing me forward when I wanted to give up! For reading my midnight semi sensical emails! You have made a difference to our future, at least my daughter will sleep in her own bed for the foreseeable!

Sincere thanks

Love to you both and your families

xx xx”

“I would just like to say thank you so much for all you’ve done and your patience and understanding with me. It has been a difficult time for me but the strength, experience and ability along with the professionalism and discretion of everybody in PMC made me feel totally at ease.

I felt looked after and reassured that you had my best interests at heart and that meant a lot. To be honest I felt a certain strength with you on my side and wasn’t afraid of anything the other side might have tried to do to me. Thank you. “

“When I first met Pauline and John, understandably I was unaware of how the divorce process worked and was incredibly emotional. Immediately, they both put me at ease and assured me that they would make this as quick and as easy as possible. Throughout the next few months, John did as he said he would and at every obstacle, he had a way to get through it. From what we believed was going to be a straightforward divorce, but turned into a bitter battle, John was with me every step of the way, with both legal and emotional support. I cannot thank him and his team enough for all of their hard and continued work. Thank you x”

“I have tasked PMC Law twice to take charge of the most sensitive and important issues in my life over the last two years resulting in resounding success upon each occasion.

Individually at PMC Law each member had empathy, resilience and control when handling my case but when the time came to chase down a result these soft skills were backed up by the knowledge, experience and tenacity I needed to get the job done.

Individually impressive; as a team formidable.”

“I was completely satisfied with the service I received from PMC Family Law. It was to a very high standard, particularly the support I received from Jennifer Miles. She was so helpful and kind natured, whilst remaining very professional. I was made to feel at ease at all times and would like to wish her every success with her career in the future. Pauline and all her team were very supportive when I felt at my lowest. Going through a divorce was one of the most stressful experiences I have had, never to be repeated! Thanks to you all.”

“When I entered PMC Family’s Law’s offices in February 2015 I was completely broken. I felt like my life had begun to resemble a train wreck and I was scared stiff at the prospect of the divorce process. Pauline McNamara had come highly recommended and when I met her and her colleague Caroline Hamilton I could see why. I was greeted by two courteous, polite and straight-talking powerhouses and I knew there and then I wanted them to represent me.

When the world, as you once knew it, has just exploded you need professionals on your side. PMC Family Law guided me throughout one of the most painful experiences of my life and I would recommend them to anyone who is in my position.  Getting a divorce is consuming, it becomes like a full time job, but with the help of a caring, compassionate and highly knowledgeable team I was immediately put at ease and felt supported before, during and after my divorce.

My divorced was made final in June 2016 and felt extremely lucky with my divorce settlement. I managed to keep the family home and get a monthly settlement from my ex-husband. Both Pauline, Caroline and their team worked tirelessly on my behalf and in my opinion, had I gone elsewhere, I’m sure I would have lost my home as my ex-husbands behaviour shocked me to the core.

Since I got divorced I’m now a much stronger, happier, capable person and I’m proud of everything that I have done. Being a divorcee has given me the platform to say that there is light at the end of the tunnel – something I wouldn’t have thought possible before enlisting the help of PMC Family Law back in February 2015.”

“Thank you so much for all your help and support over the last few months you have been invaluable. Please pass my thanks to Pauline and the rest of the team.”

“Thank you and the rest of the team at PMC for your excellent service, don’t think I could’ve done it without you all.”

“Hard to put in words the feelings I have, but you are right “onwards and upwards”.

I need to say how much I appreciate all your efforts ( I know you always went that extra mile).

Please thank your team for everything and I wish you personally every success, you are a great advocate, professional and caring you will go far in your career.”

“When you think life can’t get any darker; your whole world has been turned upside down; and your concerns are for the future and welfare of your children this is what divorce brings to you physically and mentally.  In reality PMC can help, they accompanied me on my journey, reassuring me all the way what was in my best interest.  When all communications broke down, the volume of information I had to provide in order to demonstrate my case was intense but looking back it has all been worth it.  The light has been turned on at the end of the tunnel and I now am free of the situation that has dragged me down for the past 2½ years.

It’s time for my new life to begin with the financial package that PMC helped me secure.  At the forefront of communications they reminded me of what was important – and that was my daughter which gave me the strength to carry on for justice.

Our lives have changed – but they are better for having the support of Caroline Hamilton and her team.

So hang on in there and trust the advice the PMC team offer – they will be working in your best interest I can assure you of that.  Sunshine days are ahead.”

“Pauline and the team were great, caring, professional and showed immense integrity. I would recommend them. Thank you.””

“Thank you and the rest of the team at PMC for your excellent service, don’t think I could’ve done it without you all.”

“I want to thank each and every member of the PMc Family Team for their help during my recent Court appearances and other assorted events. The team have helped to finally secure the wishes of my children. From the secretaries to those who have appeared in Court for and with me, PMC Family have provided me with superb guidance and support throughout my case. Both of my children are the happiest they have been since all this started, we are able to plan for the future with the relief that this is now all over.”

“Hard to put in words the feelings I have, but you are right “onwards and upwards”.

I need to say how much I appreciate all your efforts ( I know you always went that extra mile).

Please thank your team for everything and I wish you personally every success, you are a great advocate, professional and caring you will go far in your career.


“Thank you so much for representing me for the last seven months and also Janet Reaney, our barrister in court.

I feel your company have been super professional in dealing with my case and helping my family and me through it. We have a lot of professionals in our family, but none in law, to you I am thankful for explaining the family laws and divorce proceedings.

Caroline and Janet have been straight talking, telling me how it is, and I really appreciate that.”

“Very high level of customer care”

“I wish I had listened to Pauline”

“Fantastic professionals – with a proactive approach when dealing with my case! thanks.”

“Caroline has been great all the way through. She has always been at the end of the phone/email ready to give good advice. Caroline is an asset to the company and she has done a great job. The nice thing is is that it’s not just a job to her, she understands the situation and actually cares about what’s going on. Caroline is a lovely person too.”

“My experience over a hugely stressful and drawn out case was made bearable with the considerate & sensitive, yet highly professional, dealings with yourselves.

I can now lead a free and normal life with my beautiful children in our new home, something you worked so hard to achieve without faltering for a second.

Thank you so very much.”