Attorney at Law and Founder – International Advocate Legal Services (IALS)
Diana Hamadé is the founder of the IALS, a private client & dispute resolution law firm in the UAE. Ms. Hamadé has an LL.M. degree in Commercial Law from Aberdeen University following her LLB from the UAE University in Sharia & Law. Diana is the only lawyer registered as a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) in the Middle East.
She is a lawyer with rights of audience before all UAE Courts including DIFC Courts. Diana is actively engaged in Family law matters and her firm is sought by international lawyers for advice in family law matters in the UAE on a regular basis for the purpose of presenting Expert Opinions to legal forums in foreign jurisdictions.
As a Sharia expert, Diana’s expertise is sought by many law firms providing courts and religious councils with advice on Sharia related matters in family law. Diana is hosted as a legal expert/speaker at many conferences locally and internationally and appears
regularly on MBC on their breakfast show.
She also contributes regularly to several publications on legal issues and matters in the UAE. She is the author of the UAE chapter in “The Family Law book”, Jurisdictional comparisons – published by Thomson Reuters and has her own regular column ‘’Legally stylish ‘’ in Villa 88 magazine.
Diana was recognised by The Brief as the Most Influential Female Lawyer in the UAE and as the Best Legal Writer by the National.