Lisette Dupre

Ranked as a “Recommended Lawyer ” by The Legal 500 2017, Lisette trained as a barrister in 2005 and cross qualified as a solicitor in 2008, before joining Dawson Cornwell in 2010. She was promoted to Senior Associate in 2017.

Lisette advises on all areas of private family law from cohabitation and pre nuptial agreements through to divorce, financial disputes on separation, contact with children and enforcement. She also has experience securing financial remedies following a foreign divorce and maintenance for “abandoned spouses”. She regularly advises on cases involving complex jurisdictional issues. Her private international law expertise covers the EU Maintenance Regulation 4/2009, 2007 Child Maintenance Hague Convention, Brussels I and Brussels IIR. She advises the team at Dawson Cornwell and her clients on issues concerning enforcement and variation of maintenance under the Regulation and Convention.

Lisette holds a Masters’ degree in law with the University of Bristol, her dissertation for which, completed in 2014, was on the EU Maintenance Regulation 4/2009. She is the Founder and Chair of the EU Law Working Group and member of a Brexit and Family Law Working Group.

Lisette is a member of Resolution, the Family Law Bar Association, the Franco British Lawyers Society, AIJA and the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA).

She is committed to her pro bono activities which include volunteering for the Rights of Women advice line, helping vulnerable women obtain advice they need and could not otherwise afford or obtain elsewhere. She sat on the Young Resolution Committee for 3 years until October 2018 and was a co-opted member of the Law Society Family Law Committee due to her international private law expertise, becoming a full member in September 2018.

Through her membership of various working groups to include her own she has helped raise awareness in the House of Lords during the debates on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill of the serious implications of Brexit on family law.

She is a regular author and speaker on family law.

Lisette is passionate about water sports in particular sailing. She has competed in two Fastnets and a JOG race to Cascais. She regularly competes throughout the year in various classes around the Solent.