Mary-Ann Wright

Partner - Head of Family (London & Birmingham)

I am a Partner and Head of the Family Law Team in our London and Birmingham offices. My expertise encompasses all aspects of family law, in particular divorce, financial claims, wealth management and children matters.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7645 9583 Mob: +44 (0)7702 957761 Fax: +44 (0)20 7645 9501


DWF LLP 20 Fenchurch Street London EC3M 3AG View office Tel: +44 (0)333 320 2220 Fax: +44 (0)333 320 4440 DX: 584 London - WT Email:

My Expertise

I am a highly experienced family lawyer with a proven track record in dealing with high value and complex cases, frequently with an international dimension. I have 18 years’ experience in this field.

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Reflecting my status as a leading practitioner in the area I frequently act for high net worth individuals in complex cases. Renowned for my dynamic and pragmatic approach, I am respected by my peers for getting the right results in even the most complex cases. My skills and experience are reflected in my ten year membership of the Law Society's specialist Family Law Panel. I am also a member of Resolution and subscribe to a code of practice which promotes an approach to family law that is sensitive, constructive and cost-effective.

A number of my clients occupy high profile roles and I am experienced in representing individuals in senior positions within the insurance, finance and banking sectors. My client portfolio also includes individuals in the performing arts, modelling and sports world.

I can also provide advice in relation to international divorce, pre-marital agreements, post-marital agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, child support issues, contact residence, international child abduction, non-molestation orders, change of name, dissolution of civil partnerships, family breakdown, custody and access.

“I am noted by the Legal 500 (2015) as a ‘commercially sensitive’ leader and ‘constantly strive to provide the best service’”.

I am ranked By Chambers and Partners 2016 as a Notable Practitioner and a Leading Individual in my field, They note that “Mary-Ann Wright heads the family law team and is described as "a fearsome opponent who goes the extra mile to obtain the best results possible for her clients." Her "very good judgement" and "very commercially sensitive approach" sees her regularly instructed on complex financial cases.”

The family team are ranked by Chambers and Partners (2016) as a leading family law department and is described as follows:

"They are a real powerhouse. They have ability across the board, from the most junior solicitor upwards. They have an incredibly commercial approach and will always give very pragmatic advice from the outset."  

"The service provided to clients is of the highest quality. The cases are handled with great skill."