MSB Solicitors appoints new partner to strengthen its award-winning family team

MSB Solicitors appoints new partner to strengthen its award-winning family team

Pictured: From left to right… Pauline McNamara, Pippa Tudor, John Owens, Emma Carey and Dr Emma Palmer.

North West-based full-service law firm, MSB Solicitors, has announced the return of John Owens, as Partner to its Family team. 

John returns to enhance the firm’s growing Manchester team, having previously been head of family Manchester, with national law firm, Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK.  

Already well established in the North West’s legal sector,  John joins the leadership team at the firm’s Manchester office, 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields. 

While his background was initially in litigation, after completing his training as a solicitor with PMC, John took then took the decision to specialise in family law. He has since developed specific expertise in dealing with high-net-worth financial cases, those involving an international element and private Children Act cases. 

John has developed a reputation for being commercial and proactive in his approach to cases, with experience of complex cases often involving businesses, overseas assets, complicated pension or trust arrangements and inherited assets.  


On returning to MSB, John said:  

I’m thrilled to be returning to MSB with its continued growth over recent years, increasing strength in the market, and commitment to staying ahead of the curve. 

“There are exceptional solicitors at the firm, including the superb Pauline McNamara, who I have worked closely with for many years. The team has real specialist knowledge, and together we are very well-placed to offer an excellent service to clients. 

“I’m excited to be working with these colleagues again, and to be playing a leading part in the firm’s ongoing growth. 

“What I really value about MSB is that you’re not just a number – everyone plays an integral part in the firm’s success, and the firm values and invests in its staff to help them grow.” 

“It feels like coming home” 


Emma Carey, Managing Partner at MSB, said:  

We are delighted to welcome John back to the firm and are confident he is the right person to join our leadership team. 

“During his time at MSB, John became a well-known and respected family lawyer in the region and, among other things, became instructed by high profile business owners, Sports and TV personalities and their spouses, property developers, and professionals, including many from the legal community. 

“He has gained additional valuable experience in the last year which strengthens not only our family team, but MSB’s overall offering for the future. 

“Being an employer of choice for high calibre lawyers, like John, is important to our business and we value the wider contribution that he and others bring to our leadership team.” 

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