Paul has extensive expertise in conflict resolution in civil and commercial matters, having practiced as a barrister from Canterbury since 1992 across a range of areas of law and in a wide variety of Courts and Tribunals, and has been ranked as a leader in his fields of work in “Chambers and Partners”. He has acted for a wide range of clients including private individuals, businesses (ranging from small to large corporations) and local authorities; he brings an approachable, objective, pragmatic and realistic attitude to mediations and encourages parties to consider win/win scenarios and to think outside the box in order to reach settlements which allow them to move forward constructively and provide “added value” to the resolution of the dispute.
Paul’s particular areas of specialisation include
• Land Law, especially neighbourhood disputes involving boundaries, rights of way, adverse possession and restrictive covenants,
• Landlord and Tenant, including rent disputes and disrepair/dilapidation claims,
• Probate claims arising from the distribution of Estates and issues of reasonable financial provision for dependents and
• Employment, e.g. claims for unfair or wrongful dismissal, discrimination, deductions from wages, etc. and in respect of internal disciplinary or grievance processes.
His experience, over many years, in the fields of licensing, planning and criminal work often provides a valuable background and context for disputes arising in these fields.