Mike Devlin 


Mike Devlin has specialised in the law relating to children for over 35 years. The independent legal directory Chambers and Partners lists him as an “Eminent Practitioner” describing him as an “excellent” lawyer who “goes above and beyond” for his clients. Legal 500 ranks him in their top tier.

For many years he has lectured to the judiciary, fellow lawyers, medical and social care professionals on his specialist area of the law. He was a founding member of Child Concern in Manchester and for 25 years has chaired their annual debate.

Under Mike’s leadership, his previous firm was twice awarded National Family Law Team of the year by Jordan’s and The Solicitor’s Journal.

In addition to his work as a family lawyer Mike has been Chair of the Catholic Diocese of Salford’s Safeguarding Commission since 2005, Honorary Legal Adviser to two local adoption agencies, a Governor of an inner-city primary school, a Council member of Manchester Law Society and from 2017 to 2018 President of Manchester Law Society.

He has developed a reputation for finding positive solutions to the most complex and intractable child law cases. He is a confident and unflappable advocate who is highly respected by the judiciary.