The partners at BeFair Avocats have developed particular skills in international matters due to dual training and qualification both in civil law and common law, practising as both French avocats and English lawyers.
Maître Duncan Fairgrieve, is a dual-qualified French and English lawyer, practising on both sides of the Channel as a French Lawyer (Avocat à la Cour) and English Barrister. He practises both from 49 Boulevard de Courcelles in Paris and from the Chambers of Philip Havers QC, 1 Crown Office Row, in London. Duncan Fairgrieve has a broad commercial and civil practice, advising foreign companies on French law matters, as well as conducting commercial & civil litigation, invariably with a European or international law element. As well as a practitioner, Duncan Fairgrieve is also a leading legal academic, with academic post at the prestigious French University, L’Université de Paris Dauphine PSL, and as a Senior Fellow in Comparative Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. He has authored or edited over 15 books, and numerous journal articles.
Diane Le Grand de Belleroche has always practised between Paris and London, first as a French lawyer, and then since 2008, also as an English solicitor.
She specialises in international private client matters, in particular between France and common law countries, with a particular focus on international successions.
Many of her clients, whether French nationals or foreigners, live outside of France but have interests and assets in France. She often travels to London to meet with clients and UK colleagues with whom she works on common matters.
Diane Le Grand de Belleroche speaks regularly at conferences, in France and abroad, and she publishes articles on international private client issues.