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Frank Prior

Partner, Head of Family Team
T: 023 8048 2327

Frank Prior

Partner, Head of Family Team
T: 023 8048 2327

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About Frank

I am a Partner and Head of the Family Team. As a member of Resolution I deal with all aspects of Family Law; specialising in divorce cases involving owner managed businesses, complex facts and/or high net worth individuals nationally and with an international element. I am also collaboratively trained.


I have a well established and successful practice in dealing with divorce cases involving very high value assets, companies, leaders in business, farms and equestrian centres, public figures, international sports personalities, media personalities and leading medical professionals.


    • Chambers and Partners 2020, Band 1: Frank Prior leads the team and remains active on financial remedy cases. “He’s charming, ebullient, always goes for the best-case scenario and has great commercial nous,” according to market commentators.
    • Chambers and Partners 2019, Band 1: Frank Prior is a well-respected practitioner, lauded as “a real heavyweight in complex high net worth cases.” He is well versed in handling financial remedy cases as well as contentious children cases.
    • Chambers and Partners 2018, Band 1: Frank has a notable track record in matrimonial finance work, with experience in cases involving substantial business assets and international interests. Clients appreciate his “excellent handling of financial matters.” 
    • Legal 500 2018-19: Paris Smith LLP has arguably ‘the number one matrimonial finance team in Hampshire with great depth of experience and talent’. The team acts on very high-value matters, often in the tens of millions of pounds. It frequently acts for family clients in settling financial disputes, often where corporate and off-shore assets and trusts are involved as well as agricultural land trusts. ‘The hugely talented’ Frank Prior heads the team.

Published Works

Frank Prior is recognised for his work on cases involving high-value assets.“He has incredible people skills and is able to handle difficult, controversial, unexpected situations diplomatically and calmly. I have consequently highly recommended his services to others,” enthuses a client.


Chambers & Partners Legal Directory

Frank is exactly the type of person you want on your side when dealing with the stressful time of divorce. He combines the right personal qualities with professional expertise to ensure that his clients are fully supported throughout the process. I would recommend him without any hesitation