I'm an Associate in the Chichester office specialising in Family Law. I have extensive experience in helping families with financial disputes after a separation or divorce. I’ve also dealt with extremely complex matters involving children, such as contact disputes where children have had to be represented separately. I also draft prenuptial and post nuptial agreements and separation agreements.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I wanted a career where I could use my skills to help people and be challenged at the same time. Family Law particularly interested me as I enjoy finding solutions to complex problems.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
It's rewarding to see how my client's emotions improve after a difficult divorce or separation. Knowing that I've achieved settlements for them to help them move forward with their lives is very fulfilling.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes on family and friends. I also enjoy Pilates, travel and theatre.
"Really attentive solicitors. Hannah and Dipal were so supportive and responsive during difficult times. Highly recommended." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Her professional contribution has been excellent, not only in terms of legal advice but also her empathy with the problems we have experienced and general support with the case." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Both Dipal and Siobhan worked on my case which was an involved and financially complicated divorce. I can not recommend them both highly enough for their work, their attention and how they managed the situation in a very sensitive manner. The process was calmly explained, my expectations of the outcome were well managed and I was looked after extremely well over a long period of time. Dipal diffused confrontational correspondence and always supported and protected me.
I was able to completely trust her to manage the situation. In my limited experience I can honestly say she was amazing and a truly excellent representative of her profession, business like, professional, knowledgeable but with a sense of connection and empathy that makes her a step above many of her colleagues in the legal profession. Dipal and Siobhan are a formidable team and it was a privilege to have them work on my behalf." -5* Trustpilot review
"Dipal helped me during a very difficult time of trying to get parental responsibility of my son and also a child arrangements order. She was always very professional, friendly and helpful whenever we spoke, which made the whole process a lot less daunting... This level of care and attention made me feel like my case was in safe hands with someone who actually wanted to make a difference." - Mr H, former client
Dipal is a passionate solicitor who is particularly skilled in dealing with emotionally sensitive cases. She prioritises client care first... At every stage of proceedings she fearlessly defends her client’s interests whilst continuing to successfully balance and manage her client’s expectations'. - Cynthia McFarlane, Barrister from One Mitre Court Chambers.