My name is John de Frece. I am an Advocate specialising in English and Israeli law. Among the range of speciality legal services I offer are:

Available in Israel since May 2017: this provides legal authorisation to act on someone else's behalf - without the need to apply to the courts - in legal, financial and medical matters, should that person become unable to make such decisions. 

The entire spectrum of interpersonal conflicts over money! Includes regular litigation, such as claims for payment, breach of contract, dishonored cheques etc.

Services available for English or Israeli circumstances. 

I act for three dynamic start-ups -and I can help you to set up and advise on your business needs

Representation in courts, tribunals and arbitrations in civil and matrimonial matters including the Hague Convention.

If you have an English court judgment - I will enforce it in Israel - likewise, I will enforce an Israeli judgment in England. 

Divorce, maintenance, child custody, paternity, prenups, child kidnapping, immigration and other domestic issues. 

I will handle all the issues required to pursue divorce through the English courts. 

My conveyancing rates are very competitive. 

I can provide expert legal translations from Hebrew to English accompanied by a notarial certificate. 


I am always pleased and available to assist colleagues in Israel and England with their legal requirements

  • Opinions on English and Israel law

  • Expert evidence- in England, as to Israeli law and in Israel, as to English law

  • Translations and Notarial certification

  • Recognition of foreign judgments and their implementation in Israel

  • Drafting and explanation of contracts, wills, etc​


I was born in Liverpool, England, educated at Liverpool College and the John Moores University of Liverpool, from which I graduated as a solicitor in 1974. Following my admission as a solicitor, I took a year off and was General Secretary of British Mapam (a left-wing Israeli political party; a forerunner of the modern-day Meretz party) and Vice President of the British Zionist Federation. 
I immigrated to Israel (made Aliyah) in 1975 and enlisted in the IDF for compulsory service. After completing an officers training course I served in the Military Advocate General’s corps in various capacities (military prosecutor, defence counsel and supervisor over disciplinary jurisdiction). My regular army service finished in 1982 and thereafter I served in the reserves until 2005 with the rank of Major.
I have worked in a number of law offices and opened my own practice. Since then I have worked in a number of firms either as a partner or in sole practice conducting high profile cases. 


I act for three dynamic start-ups in addition to:

  • The International Gardens of Peace Ltd - A monumental project in Petah Tikva

  • British Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  • "Together "- for the advancement of the Trans Community

  • Artproofs Ltd - fighting and preventing theft of works of art

  • The Chosen One  - Egg Donation Agency

I am also registered on the British Embassy list of recommended lawyers.


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