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Chambers of Alex Verdan QC
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Francesca undertakes all matrimonial finance, Inheritance Act and Schedule I (financial remedies) and private law children work. Having spent six years at the Bar of the Cayman Islands, she has a high level infrastructure practice handling complex offshore matters including trusts, partnerships, prenuptial agreements and the international movement of children. Recent case: Re S (A Child) (Abduction: Hearing the Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1557.


Called 2004; Middle Inn. Publications of note: ‘Now Worth The Paper They Are Written On’ – Cayman Islands Jounrnal 2011.


FLBA, Bar Pro Bono Unit, FRV, Court of Protection Practitioners Association.


Cheedle Hulme High School; Lancaster, S.U.N.Y. Manchester University, BA Hons 2001; CPE/PADL Commendation 2002; Manchester University Bar 2003 – very competent.


Ayurvedic Consultant, running.

Lawyer Rankings

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London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

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Francesca Dowse

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One of her undoubted strengths is in being able to put the client at ease before and during a hearing and to ensure that the case is presented clearly.

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

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Francesca Dowse

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Is very clever and applies her intelligence most productively in analysing cases for the best and weakest points and then comes up with a strategy to deal with both.