Diana Carrillo Martín


Practising lawyer since February 1989. Member of the Madrid Bar Association. Member of the list of the Madrid Bar Association as an expert in liquidation of marital property and division of estates.  Member of the Civil, Family and Labour Law Bar Association from 1990 to 2012. Founding partner and vice-president of the Madrid Association of Family and Child Lawyers (AMAFI). Member of the Spanish Association of Family Lawyers (AEAFA). Member of the International Association of Family Law Jurists (AIJUDEFA). Member of the Association against International Child Abduction (ASIME). Member of the Family and Law Platform. Member of the Advisory Board of the Family Law Section of the Madrid Bar Association (ICAM) until November 2021. Master’s Degree in International Family and Inheritance Law awarded by the Carlos III University of Madrid. Bilingual Spanish and English. Intervention in English, as an expert witness in Spanish Family Law, before the High Court of Justice of London, Family Division, Royal Courts of London. Member of the Europe-Spain Network of Private International Law. She is author and co-author of several publications in Lawyerpress, the Family Journal Issue or Resolution and has given several lectures in Spanish and English.


  • «Some differences in terminology and enforcement of judgments in Spain and England and Wales. The “contempt of court”.» Article for AMAFI. (Lawyerpress- February 2022).
  • “Disqualification from exercising parental authority in the case of Juana Rivas from the perspective of private international family law”. (Lawyerpress-July 2021).
  • «Comments on the Supreme Court ruling on non-payment of alimony and economic violence».  (Lawyerpress, March 2021).
  • “Breaking up is hard to do” (International Family Law Journal Issue I 2017).
  • “The undertaker’s dilemma: are undertakings given to a court in England and Wales enforceable in the kingdom of Spain?” (Resolution International Committee March 2014).
  • “On international jurisdiction in matters of parental responsibility in the European Union: some questions on prorogation of jurisdiction in the Brussels II Bis Regulation” (Revista AEAFA November 2013).
  • An overview of matrimonial regimes in Spain” (The Review Resolution March/April 2012).
  • “To be or not to be. The existence or not of matrimonial property regimes in England and Wales” (Revista AEAFA April 2012).


  • Communication at the University of Murcia at the conference on Private International Law (May 2022).
  • Intervention as Rapporteur at the 1st Congress on Childhood and Adolescence of the ICAM (25 March 2021).
  • Speaker at the webinar organised by the British Resolution Association (directed by Judge and Barrister Ms. Sarah Lucy Cooper) “Access to family justice internationally during the Covid -19 crisis” on 23 April 2020.
  • Speaker at the webinar organised by the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) (USA Chapter Weekly Meet) “Effects of Covid-19 to family justice internationally during the Covid -19 crisis” on 6 May 2020.
  • “On the practical issues of the application of private international law rules in the courts to matrimonial property regime issues”. Carlos III University, November 2017.
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