Our Team

Our Team

Mary Barton

Mary Barton

  • Solicitor/Senior Legal Consultant
  • External Consultant |Family Law Specialist
Membership of Professional Bodies

Former Member of: The Association of Lawyers for Children and Law Society’s Family Law Panel

Certificated Family ADR/Mediator (California)


Solicitors of the Senior Courts of England & Wales on 1st February 2000


  • English
  • French

I know you have been watching this last year from the wings but without your direction and the foundation you set when we first met back in early 2011 we may never have claimed this result.

Father in Child Protection Dispute at Dubai Court
  • International relocation of children in the United Arab Emirates: overview

    01 Jan 2016

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  • Divorce in the United Arab Emirates

    02 Aug 2015

    The following comprises excerpts from an article first published in Family Law Week, giving an brief overview of the law applicable on divorce in the United Arab Emirates.

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  • With her wide ranging experience in both private and public law family issues representing people of all ages, she specializes in all matters where issues arise out of ‘family’ relationships, such as:

    • Breakdown of relationships, separation and divorce
    • Cross-border, residence and contact disputes in relation to children
    • Finance and property
    • Couples looking to prevent difficulties arising in the future by entering into Nuptial Agreements
    • Assistance with UK visa applications (fiancée, marriage etc)

    Mary is an experienced legal advisor, well versed in international private law, with the expertise to not only litigate in the appropriate forum but to also utilize Collaborative Law principles and offer mediation as an alternative.


    • University of Essex (LLB (Honours) Degree )

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