As a Partner in one of the largest family law departments not only in the North West but throughout England and Wales Andrew has key responsibility for delivering and supporting other members of the family law team to deliver a first class service to all our clients.
Andrew has specialised in family law and the law relating to children for over three decades. He is a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority Children Panel Accreditation Scheme and Child Concern.
Andrew has responsibility for the public law children proceedings dealt with at all our offices.
Andrew read law at Manchester University. Following qualification as a solicitor and throughout his career Andrew has been involved with family law matters including the law relating to children, divorce and separation. In addition, Andrew’s caseload includes adoption, child abduction and forced marriage. His unrivalled experience includes representation of parties in many high profile cases that include tragic child deaths and the Rochdale sexual abuse and exploitation cases. Andrew advises and represents parents, children and wider family members including grandparents often in complex disputes that may involve Local Authorities and Social Services.
In addition to a busy workload and management responsibility Andrew delivers training both within the family department and to outside agencies and groups. Training is provided on several family law subjects including the law relating to children as well as advocacy and the court.
Having qualified as a solicitor in 1980 Andrew has a wealth of experience in all aspects of family law and the law relating to children. He has been involved in several reported cases.
What do others say
"Andrew Mountain is ‘very reliable and efficient and can diffuse tensions in difficult situations; he has the confidence to challenge without ever being confrontational’" - UK Legal 500, 2017
“Andrew provides a first class and child focused approach to even the most complex cases”.
In relation to training to outside agencies
“Very clear, relevant and extremely useful, much appreciated”