Spanish Desk

Dawson Cornwell’s Spanish Desk specialises exclusively in international family law.

London remains a destination of choice for European expatriate and High Net Worth individuals and their families. As part of our overall service, we have a long established Spanish Desk focussed specifically on helping Spanish and Latin American families involved in international divorce and family law issues.

Our Spanish Desk provides a legal service personalised to the needs of Spanish speaking clients across all areas of family law. With experience at the highest level of international family law litigation, cultural sensitivity and bi-lingual lawyers in a number of languages, we understand the complexities of international families’ situations.

Our Spanish Desk consolidates our existing reputation as a top leading legal firm specialising in domestic and international family law cases.

Our Spanish Desk is headed by the “absolutely superb” partner Carolina Marin Pedreño, who is recognised by sources for her “great knowledge of both UK and Spanish children law”. She is a cross-qualified Spanish Abogado, registered with Ilustre Colegio de Abogados of Murcia, and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales, registered with The Law Society of England & Wales.

Carolina has been a visiting professor for, and continues to be invited to speak at, Carlos III University of Madrid on their postgraduate Specialist in International Family Law course. She has participated, at the request of the Spanish Judicial Council, in the training of the Spanish judiciary in international family law.

Carolina is assisted by Isidro Niñerola Torres, who is a Spanish Abogado registered with the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Valencia, and Registered European Lawyer with the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales.

Carolina and Isidro work closely with a network of specialised family lawyers based internationally, both in Spain and other Spanish speaking jurisdictions. This gives our team the ability to provide a quick and effective response, no matter the complexity of the case and the jurisdictions involved.

The Spanish desk is supported by our fluent Spanish speaking secretary, Olivia Torres.

What do our clients benefit from?

  • Cross qualified lawyers in Spain and England & Wales.
  • Extensive first-hand knowledge of Spanish and Latin American cross-border cases. We have acted in many of the leading cases.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English team on hand to provide a seamless service.
  • Strong network of legal and professional contacts built up over the years in England & Wales, Spain and Spanish speaking countries with whom we have good working relationships.
  • Service for High Net Worth individuals and families.
  • Emergency telephone line in the event of a child abduction: +44 7952525699
Emergency line
Emergency Line

Our emergency telephone lines in the event of a child abduction, forced marriage or other emergency concerning children are