Deborah Dinan-Hayward

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LLB (Hons) Sheffield
Year of call and Inn: 
1988; Inner Temple
Professional Membership: 
Western Circuit, FLBA, MCIArb, Institute of Family Law Arbitrators; Associate Member of ACTAPS
Public Access Areas: 
Matrimonial Finance
Practice Overview: 

A matrimonial finance and probate specialist, Deborah Dinan-Hayward is head of the Albion Chambers’ Matrimonial Finance Team. She completed a three-year course at the University of Law in contentious probate and trusts, and qualified as an Associate Member the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS). Deborah is also an arbitrator and a member of the CIArb and speaks and writes regularly on contested probate, matrimonial finance and TOLATA issues.

Public Access:

Deborah Dinan-Hayward is licensed to accept work under the Public Access rules.


"Recommended in Band 1."
Chambers and Partners 2018

"Very experienced in matrimonial finance."
Legal 500 2017

"Best known for her financial remedy work, with experience representing high net worth clients and a knack for cases involving overseas assets and interests. In addition to handling litigation, she is also able to guide clients through ADR." "Deborah has an excellent manner with clients, instilling in them confidence and reassurance that they are in safe hands." "Great rapport with nervous or uncertain clients, and a no-nonsense approach in court."
Chambers and Partners 2017

"She is excellent with clients and focuses on the pertinent issues."
Legal 500 2016

“Possesses an advanced understanding of financial disputes. She has particular expertise in cases involving overseas assets and third parties. Sources are quick to mention her fantastic client care skills.” “She has an excellent manner with clients, instilling them with confidence and an assurance that they are in safe hands. She is impressive in court and handles with ease the more complex financial matters.”
Chambers and Partners 2016

“Her expertise in contentious probate and trusts complements her financial remedy practice.”
Legal 500 2015

“She is very experienced and knows exactly what she is talking about.”
“She gives calm, thorough and effective advice to a range of clients and she is very easy to deal with.”
Chambers and Partners 2015

“A matrimonial finance and probate specialist with expertise in family-related inheritance provisions claims.”
Legal 500 2014

“She is calm, thorough and extremely pleasant to deal with.”
Chambers and Partners 2014

“great empathy with clients”
“fantastic in cross-examination.”
Chambers and Partners 2013

“punches way above her call”
Legal 500 2012

“reassuring and demonstrates a good bedside manner and an eye for detail”
Chambers and Partners 2012

Areas of Practice