Partner

Family Law

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Partner

Family Law

Expertise

Kirpal is a Family Law Partner with 25 year’s experience, specialising in wealth preservation.

She takes a strategic approach, working with married and unmarried clients, both in the UK and overseas, including China, Hong Kong, the UAE, and Europe. Kirpal specialises in complex financial arrangements including family businesses, farms, private company shareholding issues, partnerships, and pension disputes.

She advises in high and medium net worth cases, relating to marital property and inherited assets, divorce, judicial separation, dissolution, and cohabitation. Kirpal also acts on behalf of interveners and for and against joinders.

Kirpal has considerable experience in negotiating and drafting cohabitation, separation, and pre and post-nuptial agreements.

She is a skilled negotiator and always willing to go the extra mile for her clients. Kirpal has a talent for forensically analysing accounts and financial statements, locating assets that have not been voluntarily disclosed, including properties, bank accounts, trusts, and on one memorable occasion, a racehorse.

Her work also includes advising on children matters, in which she encourages clients to put their children’s needs first. This includes private children matters such as leave to remove, residence, contact, prohibited steps, and specific issues.

Since 2016, Kirpal has been ranked as a Notable Practitioner in Chambers UK and recognised as a ‘leader” in her field.

Kirpal is also a member of Resolution, an organisation that promotes a constructive and non-confrontational approach to family law matters. She is an accredited specialist, in her chosen subjects: Advanced Financial Provision and Advocacy.

Kirpal is a highly experienced and approachable solicitor, known for being strategic, proactive, and pragmatic.

Kirpal Advises

  • Medium to high net worth individuals.

Experience Highlights

  • Acting for the wife of a former MP.
  • Successfully resolving a dispute with assets of circa £14m, to include various business interests and property portfolios, both in the UK and overseas.
  • Negotiating a pre-nuptial agreement to protect a client’s international business assets with a value of over £10m

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Head of Family Law & Matrimonial, Flint Bishop LLP (2012-2021)
  • Director of Legal Services at Derbyshire County Cricket Club (2017–Present)
  • Associate Solicitor, John Hooper & Co. (2004-2012)
  • Assistant Solicitor, Harvey Ingram LLP (now Shakespeare Martineau LLP) (2000–2004)
  • Assistant Solicitor, Copleys (1997-2000)

Memberships

  • Accredited member of Resolution: Specialist subjects – Advanced Financial Provision and Advocacy

Other

  • Kirpal was also personally sought out and interviewed by Richard Ford, Home Correspondent for The Times for an article discussing the 73% increase in people aged over 60 divorcing. Link to article: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article3835965.ece
  • Kirpal has developed a relationship with Nottingham Academy’s Sixth Form (once Europe’s largest school) and has taken part in mock interviews to prepare students for university interviews. She is keen to help students who may be the first in their family to apply to university.
  • Since 2017, Kirpal has been the Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s Supervisory Board’s Legal Services Director. She seeks to engage and inspire the Club’s members and generally promote cricket within a diverse environment.
  • Kirpal is also a member of the Club’s Governance Committee and is determined to ensure the highest standards of corporate governance.

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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UK Contact

+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
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Germany Contact

+49 30 220 131-000 centralservices@gunnercooke.de