I am a partner in our national Family Team based in the London office but advising clients across the UK and internationally.
I specialise in family law and deal with divorce and financial matters with a particular focus on high-net-worth financial remedy cases involving more complex issues such as family businesses, tax, jurisdiction disputes and the division of non-matrimonial assets. I am regularly instructed to prepare pre- and post-nuptial agreements to protect pre-acquired assets or future wealth. In addition, I advise in relation to private children matters and disputes between cohabiting couples.
I am passionate about delivering the best possible outcome for my clients and work tirelessly within any proceedings but, where possible, I aim to reach a negotiated settlement using effective strategies and negotiation skills to come to an agreement.
What inspired you to get into law?
I have wanted to be a lawyer since I was at school. I always enjoyed a debate and wanted a career that would enable me to make a positive difference. My continuing passion for family law began at university when I studied family law and advanced family law as part of my law degree.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Consulting a family lawyer, for most people, comes at a very difficult time and I have always enjoyed helping clients to find a solution that enables them to move forward positively with the rest of their lives.
What do you do away from the office?
As a mum of three lively children, I spend much of my spare time at their various sporting events. If time allows, we all enjoy a long walk followed by a Sunday lunch.
“Frances Hipperson is a very experienced family practitioner. She has a very keen eye for detail and is able to identify issues and potential issues at an early stage. Her communication both with lay clients and opponents exudes rational and reasoned thought, allowing constructive dialogue and positive outcomes. Fran is a first-rate family lawyer of the highest calibre." - Legal 500 UK 2021 (Next Generation Partner)
“Fran Hipperson is also recognised for her expertise in high-net-worth financial proceedings”. - Legal 500 UK 2022 (Next Generation Partner)
“Thank you so very much. Words really cannot describe how I am feeling right now, but what I do know is none of this would be possible if it wasn't for all your hard work and continued support throughout my whole case. You are one in a million”. - Client
I really enjoyed working with you and have been very appreciative and grateful for all the excellent support and advice that you were able to give me”. - Client