Paul came to the bar following a successful sixteen year career as a chartered quantity surveyor in the construction industry, providing financial and contractual management across a wide variety of construction projects.
It is this background that has given him his interest in construction law and related commercial property law which forms the main focus of his practise.
Paul regularly advises on and appears in court in all manner of property-related matters including construction contracts, boundary disputes, trespass, nuisance, rights of way and adverse possession.
Paul’s experience and expertise covers the following areas:
Having a detailed knowledge of the construction industry from the inside out has proved to be very useful and advantageous to Paul’s clients particularly in cases involving technically complex construction, contractual and quasi-contractual issues.
Paul has a growing practice in this area and has advised or acted in cases involving easements, mortgages, constructive trusts
Landlord and Tenant
Paul acts for both landlords and tenants in all types of commercial and residential tenancy disputes.
Commercial Dispute Resolution
With a particular emphasis on disputes within the construction industry Paul advises and acts for commercial clients in all aspects of dispute resolution from unpaid debt to complex contractual disagreements including shareholder and partnership disputes.
Contentious Trusts and Probate
Paul is frequently instructed to advise and represent beneficiaries and personal representatives in contentious probate matters and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Outside his construction, chancery and common law practise, Paul also has a substantial personal injury and credit hire practise. Paul acts for claimants and defendants is road traffic accident claims, employers liability and general accident claims.
Paul also has a very well-established practice in costs disputes and appears regularly in Detailed Assessment hearings on behalf of both claimants and defendants.
- 1993: Professional Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- 2000: Member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
- 2001: Bar Vocational Course (Nat West prize for best student)