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Alexandra Tribe

Managing Partner | +44 (0)207 846 5451

Alexandra is a specialist international divorce and family lawyer. She has particular expertise in advising international families in the UK, and British expatriates residing overseas. She has significant experience in advising expatriate families in the Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait) and in Kenya.

Alexandra and her father, David Hallam-Peel, co-founded Expatriate Law in 2010 and are based in the firm’s London office.

Alexandra has been accredited by Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) as a specialist in International Family Law and Advanced Financial Provision and sits on Resolution’s international family law committee. She is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

Alexandra is also ranked by Chamber & Partners who have called her ‘impressive’ and ‘well regarded for her expertise’. A local peer describes her a:

one of the best lawyers I have ever seen. She knows the local laws better than anyone else.

Another source said:

I can vouch for Alexandra as she is excellent at whatever she undertakes. Her sincerity to her work is the best quality about her.

Alexandra has solely practised in family law since being admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales in 2004. She specialises in divorces with an international element and financial remedies on divorce. Alexandra also undertakes children matters including child abduction.

Having practised family law in Dubai for 8 years, Alexandra has extensive knowledge of Sharia laws and their impact on family matters for expatriates. She regularly advises English law firms on Dubai laws and their implication. Alexandra has recently written the UAE chapter of ‘Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons (2nd Edition)’, published by European Lawyer/ Thomson Reuters. She is a contributing author to Resolution’s Guide to International Family Law.

Alexandra has had numerous articles published, with several in the leading publications Family Law Journal, Resolution Review and Middle Eastern Legal Brief. She regularly provides advice and opinions of family law matters on the radio, and lectures at family law conferences.

Alexandra has advised a wide range of expatriate clients, high net worth individuals, professionals, successful entrepreneurs, and individuals from international ruling families.

Here are a selection Alexandra’s published articles and international divorce law podcasts. Further articles can be found on our Advice for Expats page:


FDR Divorce is never straightforward, and after seeing the reviews on this firm, I thought I’d reach out online, and…

British expat in Portugal

I will be recommending you to everyone I know – your professionalism and expertise have been top quality, so thanks…

SH, British expat in Dubai

Finally I would just like to say I have found you to be professional, hard-working, diligent and to be extremely…

British expat

I will be recommending you to everyone I know. Your professionalism and expertise have been top quality, so thanks for…


To be honest you are the only lawyer who I have seen so far who advised me in an, honest,…


Thanks for all your help, you’ve been fantastic and I don’t believe we’d have ever go through without you as…

JM – British Expat in Dubai

Extremely professional and expert in their specialised area. The whole team are quick to reply, very on-the-ball and supportive. They…

SM Dubai

Thank you for all your help over the past few months; its been a pleasure dealing with you in not…

Our Annual Review – 2022

Annual Review 2022 Happy New YearAwards and RecognitionsNotable and Reported CasesSpeaking engagementsThe divorce journey for British expats in SingaporeIn the…

School Fees and Divorce

Who pays the school fees on divorce? We find that the payment school fees on divorce is often a contentious…

How to Attend a Remote Court Hearing

Preparing for a Remote Court Hearing The prospect of attending court is often a daunting one, and attending remotely perhaps…
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