Francesca Dowse > Chambers of Alex Verdan KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Alex Verdan KC
6th Floor, St Martin’s Court, 10 Paternoster Row
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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

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

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Francesca Dowse4 Paper Buildings ‘Francesca is an extremely hardworking and likeable barrister who is empathetic but practical, offering sensitive advice often when it may be unpalatable for the client to hear. Her drafting skills and delivery time are exceptional, and attention to detail is impeccable.’

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Francesca Dowse4 Paper Buildings ‘Francesca is fabulous with figures. She is a highly skilled finance practitioner. She is highly respected by her peers and solicitors alike.’