Matrimonial & Family

"Covering the full range of matrimonial finance and private children services, this team offers a London quality service to clients across the South."
Chambers UK

The "extremely approachable" Mahie Abey of Dawson Hart is an outstanding family law practitioner who expertly handles both complex children work and high-value financial disputes. He is an experienced collaborative lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. Sources praise him as "a fantastic lawyer and technically excellent."

Chambers UK 2017

"What The Directories Say"


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At Dawson Hart we understand that any relationship breakdown is an emotional and difficult time for all involved.  Our team are experienced in dealing with the issues that arise, and aim to provide practical and clear advice on the options available to allow our clients to make informed decisions on the steps which they will need to take. We advise on all aspects of family law including:

Our team specialises in all areas of matrimonial law and are used to dealing with complex financial disputes, often involving substantial assets, both here and abroad.  We have considerable experience in cases involving family companies, trusts, farms, offshore financial structures and pensions as well as disputes over the family home which for many is their major asset.

Many of our cases involve sensitive issues regarding children such as disputes over with which parent a child should live, or the amount of time a parent spends with a child.

Each of our lawyers is a member of Resolution an association of over 5,000 family lawyers committed to promoting a non-confrontational approach to family matters.

Whilst we are firm in protecting our clients’ interests at all times, and have considerable experience in representing clients in Court proceedings at all levels, we also promote alternative methods of resolving disputes.

We will regularly recommend that our clients try to resolve matters through mediation and alternative methods of dispute resolution such as collaborative law and Arbitration

Mahie Abey is a Resolution trained mediator and is experienced in mediating on financial and children issues. He is also a trained Arbitrator on financial issues.

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  • The service provided by Caroline and her team was excellent, and made this hard and difficult time bearable.
  • The staff at Dawson Hart do everything they can to help their clients.
  • Very efficient service. Welcoming at all times. Everyone I had the opportunity to speak with was polite and welcoming.
Mahie Abey
Matrimonial and Family
Caroline Bourn
Matrimonial and Family
Kerry Mersh
Senior Matrimonial Executive
Matrimonial and Family
Jamie Wood
Matrimonial and Family
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Matrimonial and Family

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