Paul Dipré (1991) 

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member

General Information

Paul Dipré provides legal services through Paul Dipre (Barrister) Ltd including those where there is no professional client.

Paul Dipré is an advocate with more than 20 years experience specialising in financial remedies for matrimonial finance 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.

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 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:

Paul is bilingual in English and Italian and is particularly interested in cross-border disputes, especially those of an Anglo-Italian nature. 


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 is an experienced and enthusiastic property law barrister with expertise in a range of areas. While the core of his practice lies in real property, Paul applies his expertise to all aspects of property law. His property practice covers the following core areas:

Wills, Probate & Inheritance

Paul’s practice in this field covers the following principal areas:


Paul advises and represents clients in relation to all aspects of insolvency and bankruptcy law, whether that be applications being made within insolvency proceedings or other matters such as applications for administration order, to set aside statutory demands, to restrain winding up petitions or to restrain advertisement of petitions. Paul also deals with the full range of transaction avoidance work (e.g. transactions defrauding creditors, preferences, transactions at undervalue). Paul has been instructed on behalf of debtors, creditors, companies, directors and insolvency practitioners providing focused advocacy and advice on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious insolvency law and procedure. Paul regularly appears on insolvency matters in the High Court (the Companies Court and the Bankruptcy Division) and in County Courts across the country.

Credit Hire

Paul has knowledge and has had experience of the principles of credit hire law and is willing to take instructions on that basis.


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.


Paul previously worked in the London financial markets and is a freeman of the City. He is married and when not working enjoys walking and orienteering in the Alps, reading and the Arts.


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Paul has a strong knowledge of those aspects of Italian law that are relevant to cross-border disputes concerning the areas of specialism set out above. His CPD activities are especially focused on augmenting this expertise.


Editor "The Bench & The Bar" by Marcello Marinari published by Rome University Press LUISS 2013

British Italian Law Association website article: English Civil Litigation Case Management & Sanctions: June 2014

Paul Dipré (1991)

phone01823 247 247

Qualified in 1991