Called to the Bar in 2008
Practice Area: Family
Kristina Hopper is an experienced Family Law practitioner. She specialises in cases involving children law, in particular international custody disputes, child arrangement orders, internal relocation, leave to remove from the jurisdiction, child abduction both Hague and non Hague, parental responsibility and specific issues, and the impact on alternative families of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008.
She also advises in cases concerning divorce and relationship breakdown, including civil partnership dissolution and separation, financial provision following divorce including financial provision for children, and the complex rules surrounding cohabitation disputes.
Kristina has also at volunteered at the Latin American Women’s aid which provides much needed pro bono advice to women from the Spanish speaking world.
In addition she is a member of Reprieve and has assisted in representing individuals on death row.
With a broad client base, Kristina has acted for high profile and high net worth individuals, as well as professionals, and those unable to afford to pay for legal advice and who need access to free legal aid. She is known for her calm and pragmatic manner and no nonsense approach.
Significant work includes:
LB Camden v RZ  EWHC 3751 (Fam)
A v LB Islington  EWFC B80
Re J (A Child: Brussels II Revised: Article 15: Practice and Procedure)  EWFC 41 (Fam)
R v C (Relocation) 2013 EWHC 1295 (Fam) - the solicitor with conduct of the case
LB of Islington v Al Alas and Wray  EWHC 865 (Fam) - one of the 3 solicitors
A (A Child) (No 2)  EWCA Civ 12 - one of the solicitors (Ann Thompson was the lead)
B (Children)  EWCA Civ 614
GM v ZM  EWFC 6
M (BIIa Article 19: Court First Seised)  EWCA Civ 1637