Barbara Umbricht Lukas

Attorney at Law, Certified Specialist SBA Family Law, Mediator SDM/SBA

Barbara Umbricht Lukas

Phone +41 44 215 41 41
Fax. +41 44 215 41 49

Law practice since 1998
Languages: German, French, English, Italian

Preferred areas of practice

Matrimonial and cohabitation law, family law, divorce and separation law, minors' law, registered civil relationships, inheritance law, employment law

Further professional activities

  • Mediation and support during processes
  • Ombudswoman for employment issues for the Rom.-Cath. Corporation of the Canton of Zurich, since 2011
  • Lecturer at the Institute for Systemic Development and Further Education IEF, Zurich, since 2001
  • Various lectureships and co-contributor to further education courses and events in the field of conflict management and mediation
  • Execution of wills


  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Association for Family Mediation (SVFM)
  • Institute for Mediation (IFM)
  • Swiss Association for Mediation (SDM)

Professional background

  • Co-mediator at the Couple and Family Counselling Center, District Horgen, 2012-2016
  • Mediator at The Mediation Center Uster, 2007–2011
  • Mediator at The Divorce Advisory, Winterthur, 1998–2002
  • Legal advisory, K-Tip Editorial Department, Konsumenten­info AG, 1997–1998
  • Trainee and Legal Clerk at the District Court of Zurich, 1993–1995
  • Research assistant at the University of Zurich, 1991–1993


  • Training in Supervision in Mediation at the Bern University of Applied Sciences, 2011
  • Training as family mediator at the Institute for Systematic Development and Further Education, IEF, Zurich, and at the Centre for Agogik, Basel, 1996–1998
  • Admission to the Zurich Bar, 1996
  • Licentiate from the Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Zurich, 1991

Continuous further professional education


Jacqueline Fothergill Fehr/Barbara Umbricht Lukas, Kommentierte Mustervorlagen zum Privatrecht, ยงยง 75-77, Zürich 2016

Urs Gloor/Barbara Umbricht Lukas, Hand­kommentar zum Schweizer Privatrecht (Commentary on Swiss Private Law), Art. 122-124 ZGB, Art. 141/142 ZGB, Zurich 2016

Urs Gloor/Barbara Umbricht Lukas, Fachhandbuch Kindes- und Erwachsenenschutzrecht, Kap. 10-14, Zürich 2016

Urs Gloor/Barbara Umbricht Lukas, Kurzkommentar Schweizerische Zivilprozessordung (Short-Commentary on Swiss Civil Procedure Law), Art. 197-218 ZPO, Basel 2014

Urs Gloor/Barbara Umbricht Lukas: Angeordnete Mediation; in I. Schwenzer/A. Büchler (Hrsg): Fünfte Schweizer Familienrecht§Tage, 28./29. January 2010 in Basel, Arbeitskreis 6

Urs Gloor/Barbara Umbricht Lukas, FamKOMM Eingetragene Partnerschaft (Family commentary on registered relationships), Art. 29 f. PartG, Art. 35 PartG, Appendices 14-16, Bern 2007