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Michael Compston, Solicitor, Manchester

Michael Compston

Solicitor, Manchester

Michael joined Stowe Family Law’s Manchester office as a Solicitor in May 2021.


Michael advises on a wide range of private family law matters arising from relationship breakdown, including divorce, financial settlements, cohabitation disputes and arrangements for children.

Michael has expertise in resolving financial disputes ranging from those with a modest asset base to high-net-worth cases.

Michael is also developing a growing practice in complex Children Act cases, resolving disputes between parties where domestic abuse has had an impact on matters.
Michael is often asked to assist the most senior members of the team in handling their cases, ensuring Michael’s knowledge continues to develop whilst handling his own caseload.


Michael’s approach is to always look for the best practical solution for his clients, understanding that no two clients are the same and that each case has its own unique elements.

Training & Employment

Michael studied Law at the University of York and went on to complete his LPC at the College of Law, York. Michael trained with a large national law firms and qualified into the Family Law team based in Manchester in September 2019, where he remained until joining Stowe Family Law in May 2021.

Outside of Work

Michael’s passion outside of the office is baking and is regularly found in the kitchen baking for his wife and new born son. He is also a keen reader and enjoys all sports, though has never quite mastered any.

Michael was formerly a national chess champion at junior level and represented England in tournaments across Europe.

Notable Cases

In his previous firm, Michael worked on the landmark case of Akhter v Khan which examined Islamic marriage rights.

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