Rory O’Brien

Rory O’Brien is a divorce solicitor at Barker Gotelee Solicitors and is head of the family department.


With extensive experience as a divorce lawyer, Rory O’Brien advises on all aspects of matrimonial matters including divorce, separation, arrangements for children, financial settlements, injunctions and pre-marriage planning.

Expat Divorce – United Arab Emirates and Qatar

In addition to advising clients based in England, Rory has for more than 15 years specialised in expatriate divorce, acting on divorce matters for English expatriates based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (UAE), Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.

Usually where one of the parties to the marriage was born in England or Wales, divorce proceedings can be issued in the English Courts, regardless of where the parties were married or are now living.

Legal 500 2022:

“Associate Rory O’Brien leads the practice and is ‘an absolute delight to work with – kind, compassionate and always on the ball‘.”

‘A great family feel throughout the practice. Excellent lawyers with a great way with clients.’

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