Deborah Dinan-Hayward > Chambers of Adam Vaitilingam QC > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adam Vaitilingam QC
Albion Chambers


Deborah Dinan-Hayward is a matrimonial finance and Tolata specialist and financial dispute arbitrator. She is a member of the CIArb, IFLA and the FLBA. She is very happy to travel as a barrister (including conducting or adjudicating on Private FDRs) or as an arbitrator, to the parties’ chosen venue or conduct a hearing / private FDR or financial arbitration remotely by video platforms such as: Zoom, Skype for Business, Skype and others, or by telephone. Deborah is appointed as a Deputy District Judge sitting on the Western Circuit.


Deputy District Judge; Called 1988; Inner Temple


Western Circuit; CIArb and IFLA


Sheffield University (LLB (Hons))

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy) Ranked: Tier 1

Deborah Dinan-HaywardAlbion ChambersDeborah is excellent with clients and knows instinctively how to put them at their ease. She is always calm and collected and is an excellent advocate. She concentrates on the pertinent issues and it is clear that judges approve of her approach. She is certainly my counsel of choice, as I know my clients are in safe hands with her.

Albion Chambers is ‘the best set for family law in Bristol‘ thanks to ‘excellent strength in depth in both financial remedy and children work‘, according to instructing solicitors. In ‘a class of his own‘, Charles Hyde QC is instructed in high-value matrimonial finance cases as well as highly complex children private and public law cases. Amongst the strong junior end, the ‘accessible and client-focused‘ Deborah Dinan-Hayward is a go-to for large finance matters involving high-net-worth individuals, companies, farms, and tax implications; the ‘best of his generation‘ Daniel Leafe acts in high-net-worth cases, with international elements, and TOLATA disputes. Hayley Griffiths specialises in complex care proceedings acting for local authorities, parents, and guardians, as well as private law children cases involving allegations of coercive control and domestic violence. Public and private law practitioner Sarah Pope is ‘a great family proceedings barrister, whose sensitive and reassuring approach was very much welcomed by our lay clients‘.

Regional Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Bristol’s Albion Chambers is best known for its criminal and family expertise, as well as regulatory work. In recent news, Matt Jackson , an employmentcivil, and crime specialist, has joined from 10KBW. Also of note, Sarah Regan and David Chidgey have been appointed as Crown Court Recorders; Chidgey has is also to sit as a Deputy District Judge on the Western Circuit along with Deborah Dinan-Hayward.