Paul’s practice in this field covers the following principal areas:
- Contentious probate: dealing with, upholding or challenging the validity of wills under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
- Administration of estates: covering all issues relating to the administration of estates whether contentious or non-contentious, including the removal of executors, the construction of wills, identity of beneficiaries and ascertainment of assets
- Trusts: Construction of deeds of trust, powers and duties of trustees and Trusts of Land, or TOLATA (including proprietary estoppel claims)
Paul is bilingual in English and Italian and is particularly interested in cross-border disputes, especially those of an Anglo-Italian nature.
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.