Constance has a background in civil law specialising in landlord and tenant and housing. In this capacity, she is the co-author of The Landlord and Tenant Act 1987: A Guide and Steps to Possession: A Guide. Constance served for many years as the commercial property editor of the Journal of Business Law, Sweet and Maxwell, and has written numerous articles and case reviews.
Constance has specialised in family law for over 15 years but finds her multi-disciplinary background of great assistance in considering the issues arising in all aspects family breakdown. Constance is known for her expertise in complex care cases where there are significant issues of child protection. She is an experienced advocate in child abduction, relocation cases, both internal and international and regularly advises in cases with an international element including the validity of marriages and divorces contracted abroad, international placements and issues involving enforcement of foreign orders.
Constance regularly advises in cases relating to finance on family breakdown. She is a trained mediator and offers Early Neutral Evaluation to both parties early on in a dispute with a view to focused advice on outcomes.
Constance is known for her client care, her analytical ability, her skills as an advocate and her commitment to ensuring that each client has the advice and support needed to make informed choices about how his or her case is conducted.
Constance is Head of Chambers Emeritus, having served as Head and subsequently Co-Head of Chambers between 2011-2018.
BA, MA (Hons) 1st class
Bar Professional Exams
“Constance Whippman is truly remarkable for her warmth, ability to listen and to engage with any client whatever their background or problem and help clients move forward. My clients love her. Her direct approach, honesty, experience and professionalism provide clients with the confidence that they have achieved the very best outcome. As a fellow professional, I trust Mrs Whippman completely to negotiate, mediate or litigate knowing that, without exception, she will often go ‘that extra mile’ in the interests of her clients."
PW, Consultant Solicitor
" Intelligence and Judgement, Judgement above all judgement.
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