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Polly Dallyn

Senior Associate & Mediator

Polly Dallyn

Polly joined our Horsham team in September 2020, where she advises clients on all aspects of family law including financial and children matters, as well as nuptial agreements and cases involving relocation. Polly qualified as a mediator in 2022 and is the current co-chair of the National YRes Committee.

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A family law specialist, Polly trained and qualified at a City firm with offices in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Hong Kong. She grew up in West Sussex and following university studied for the GDL and LPC in Guildford.

Polly’s extensive experience includes high value, complex financial matters, particularly in cases involving owner-managed/run businesses and family businesses. She has also worked on cases with an agricultural focus, advising on issues surrounding family farms, intergenerational wealth and assets passed down through families for many years. Polly has dealt with a number of cases in which non-disclosure was an issue, including representing clients in committal proceedings and in the High Court.

She has acted on a number of longstanding children matters, including cases with public law crossover and the involvement of a special guardianship order and criminal allegations. In addition, Polly has worked on a number of internal relocation cases and applications for transfer of residence.

Polly also advises on nuptial agreements, including drafting pre and post nuptial agreements and, more specifically, cohabitation agreements.

Polly is recognised for her mediation skills in the Legal 500 UK directory 2024 where she is described as “phenomenally hardworking and intelligent, Polly brings clarity to the most complicated cases. Her attention to detail often makes all the difference to the outcome of client’s cases.”

She is a member of Resolution, where she is co-chair of the National YRes Committee, and also sits on the Surrey YRes Committee. She is an active member of Surrey and West Sussex Resolution, having helped organised a number of regional events and initiatives.

Polly lives in Petworth and is passionate about the West Sussex countryside. In her spare time she likes to ride her horse, walk her dog and generally spend time outdoors.