Paul has a substantial and long-standing commercial practice, appearing regularly on contentious and high-value claims in the County Court and High Court on behalf of both professional and private clients alike. Paul is frequently instructed at an early stage to advise clients and to draft pleadings. He is content to advise either in conference or in writing on both the merits of potential claims and the best strategy to adopt in the on-going management of litigation. Sensitive to the cost implications of litigious proceedings, Paul will seek resolution by negotiation where appropriate but can also be relied upon to provide sound and reliable tactical support when a fight is necessary. He is accomplished and experienced on his feet in court, capable of striking a balance between robust advocacy and persuasive negotiation subject to the approach demanded by the circumstances in a case.
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.