Paul Dipré

Family law – Children

Paul represents clients at all stages of private law children disputes. He regularly represents parents and guardians in disputes about the living arrangements for children, disputes about contact arrangements, and disputes about the exercise of parental responsibility. Paul has specific experience of proceedings involving:

  • Intractable disputes
  • Fact finding hearings
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Mental health and substance abuse issues impacting on child arrangements
  • Removal from the jurisdiction
  • Applications to relocate overseas
  • Wardship
  • Abduction and complex international issues

Family law – Finance and Property

Paul’s main area of practice is in this field and his expertise covers financial remedies on divorce or dissolution, cohabitation/co-owner disputes under TOLATA and financial provision for children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.  Paul has been instructed to advise and represent many high net-worth clients throughout the course of his career at the Bar. Most of his cases feature at least one of the following factors:

  • Family businesses
  • Inherited wealth
  • Trusts of Land
  • Family trusts
  • Overseas assets (business and property)
  • Intervening third party interests
  • Mainenance 
  • Variation applications
  • Enforcement
  • Non-compliance with disclosure

About me

Paul Dipré is an advocate with more than 20 years experience specialising in family law (both children and finances) and associated general commercial and real property disputes, especially contractual and insolvency matters. Paul has a most thorough knowledge of all issues relating to trusts instruments, and equitable doctrine of trusts that are relevant to matrimonial finance, property disputes and contentious probate. Paul likes to get involved at an early stage whenever possible and help clients with advice, drafting and advocacy throughout proceedings as required. He enjoys a reputation for having an approachable and helpful style and is happy to discuss any matter pre-instruction.

Professional & academic


A fluent Italian speaker, Paul has previously worked in-house for law firms in both Italy and England and brings with him a wealth of knowledge gained in a wide range of cases. 

Paul is on the committee of the British Italian Law Association and has spoken on English law issues in Italy on a number of occasions, as well as assisting the author of an Italian language book on the English system of civil courts. 


Paul is also a member of the Family Law Bar Association and the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association. Paul is accredited to undertake public access work, including conduct of litigation. Paul Dipré is the Director, Head of Legal Practice and Head of Finance and Administration of Paul Dipré Barrister Limited through which his professional services are provided.

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