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Meet the Family Experts

Meet the Family Experts

We profile some of the professionals ready to offer advice and support to your family


Julie Silver

Meet Julie, a Manchester-based qualified nutritional therapist, wellness and wellbeing expert

Over 23 years ago my son had severe eczema and allergies. A year later my dad dropped dead of a heart attack at 57, I was then made redundant from a part-time job and my marriage was breaking down. With very low energy, high-stress levels and health issues I was inspired to make changes I thought would be impossible.

With the help of nutrition, natural health and stress management my life transformed.

Julie Silver is a qualified nutritional therapist, with extensive knowledge in the health and well-being field, working with a wide range of corporate clients and individuals. She has diplomas in nutrition, stress management and holistic therapies, with extensive professional experience in specialised areas of health and well being. She appears regularly in the press and on TV. Julie currently has a book out on Mindful Eating called Food Awakening – Nutrition For NOW!

Julie Silver The Vitality Fairy

t: 0161 798 5063 / 07958 401874 e: w:

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Mark Heptinstall

Introducing the Head of Family Law at Slater Heelis

A prominent legal figure in Cheshire, Mark Heptinstall is a highly commended family lawyer who specialises in family finances including high value, complex cases and frequently appears in court as an advocate for his clients.

Mark is head of the family department at Slater Heelis and has clients across the UK. His clients include business owners, lawyers, accountants, footballers and clients with overseas connections. He has the compassion and expertise to guide individuals through a wide range of legal situations from divorce to civil partnerships, negotiating financial agreements and resolving issues regarding arrangements for children both nationally and internationally.

Mark has a keen interest in the resolution of cases involving contested trusts, estates, inheritances and Court of Protection matters. Mark was recently appointed Deputy District Judge of the Northern Circuit and is both a past

President and Vice-President of The Trafford Law Society.

Slater Heelis

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James Maguire

Introducing James, the Managing Director of specialist family law firm Maguire Family Law 

James has expertise across the full range of family law matters, including divorce and related financial matters. The firm is also known for having handled a number of international child abduction matters.

“Maguire Family Law represents a wide range of clients: people who simply want good quality, discreet and efficient legal advice and a solicitor who will represent their best interests at all times. The firm’s clients include celebrities, ultra-high-net-worth and high-net-worth individuals.

The firm is recommended by two independent guides to the Legal profession, The Legal 500, and Chambers and Partners. The Legal 500 says: “Maguire Family Law specialises in family law and is noted for its international expertise with a discreet manner which is both loved by clients and very effective. James Maguire heads a formidable team.” Chambers and Partners describe James as “one of the country’s leading solicitors.

Maguire Family Law

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Sioned Hilton

Meet Medela UK’s Education Manager and in-house Lactation Consultant 

Sioned Hilton worked as a registered general and paediatric nurse for many years while attaining further qualifications, which include specialist neonatal nursing, a BSc in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and accreditation as a registered International Certified Lactation Consultant.

Sioned, Medela UK’s in-house Lactation Consultant is passionate about supporting breastfeeding mums, helping them to continue feeding for as long as they choose. Sioned runs a weekly drop-in-clinic and monthly Breastfeeding Café live on the Medela Facebook page to answer mums’ breastfeeding questions, as well as a monthly Pregnancy Hour to help mums-to-be prepare for their first breastfeeding journey.


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Elizabeth Hassall

Introducing The Head of Family Law at Jolliffe & Co

In 2006 Elizabeth won Cheshire Business Women of the Year Award and was also recognised as tier one and a ‘Leading Individual’ in the Professional Directories, subsequently, in 2014, she chaired the Greater Manchester Collaborative Law Group, before establishing her own family law practice in 2015.  Elizabeth, however, was keen to return to her roots back in Chester and recently joined Jolliffe & Co LLP as the head of their family law team. 

Clients still come from all over the world, including international sports people, media people, business people and some of them household names.

Jolliffe & Co

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Vicki O’Callaghan & Michelle O’Riordan

Introducing the founders of BabyBoo; a leading sustainable childrenswear company

BabyBoo was founded in 2014 by the team duo after they struggled to find quality clothing for their children, who were suffering with eczema and reflux. Based in Ireland, BabyBoo has since its launch, providing a refreshing take on baby wear, and had already taken the industry by storm, with their purse-friendly products for little ones that are also kind to skin.

The inspiration behind BabyBoo was to create a brand unlike any other and since its launch - BabyBoo has created unique, fun clothing for kids with special attention to detail. With 5 kids between the founders - ranging from ages 4 to 13 - BabyBoo was a natural progression for Vicki (who specialised in digital product development & marketing) and Michelle (who has a background in HR and a degree in Business).

The mother brains behind the brand always expressed their need for functional and organic clothing that was also kind to baby’s skin and wanted to fill that missing link. 


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