Theo Hoppen

Senior Solicitor, Harrogate

First-rate client care is very important to me and I am mindful from the beginning about my clients’ needs and objectives. I work across all areas of family law with specialisms in divorce, cohabitation and nuptial agreements. I regularly advise clients on inheritance disputes and claims against estates.

Areas of Expertise
  • Child Maintenance
  • Children Issues
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Cohabiting Couples
  • Declarations of Trust
  • Divorce
  • Financial Settlements
  • Freezing Injunctions
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Inheritance Disputes
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Wills & Estate Planning
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Theo advises on all aspects of family law including divorce and financial settlements, children issues, cohabitation disputes and pre-nuptial agreements. He has a particular interest in cases involving financial settlements on divorce which often include issues such as trusts, inherited wealth and business interests.

He also has experience in representing clients in relation to claims against estates under the Inheritance Act (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Training & employment experience

He has an MA in English Literature and Language from St Andrews University. He has been practising as a family lawyer since 2005.


Theo prides himself on offering first-rate client care and support throughout what is often a difficult time.  He is always mindful of his client’s objectives and provides pragmatic and cost-effective advice whilst drawing on his expertise and experience to achieve the very best results for his clients.

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Posts by Theo Hoppen

A word of caution for cohabitees without a will

Non-married couples get a raw deal under English law when their relationship ends, regardless of how long they lived together. ...

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Wills & Inheritance December 3rd 2018

Disinherited because of a dislike of farming?

I noted with interest the headline ‘Cow-hating son loses dairy farm in High Court’ in The Times last week. Reading ...

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Family|Wills & Inheritance November 21st 2018

The Oxford don, disinheritance from his mother’s will and the High Court

I noted in The Times yesterday an article on the case of Oxford don, Christopher Gosden, whose mother left her ...

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