Paul is a partner in our Real estate disputes team. He acts for a wide range of investors and developers on all contentious issues, with a particular interest in acting for tenants in the leisure sector. Paul also acts for the firm’s corporate occupier clients.
Paul has experience in a wide range of Court of Appeal, the Business and Property Court and also County Court litigation and has also been involved in mediations and arbitrations where he frequently undertakes his own advocacy on behalf of clients. Paul also deals with many issues for clients in the First-tier tribunal (property chamber).
Paul also has considerable expertise dealing with development disputes, vacant possession strategies, rights of light, contractual disputes and other issues arising from the landlord and tenant relationship in both the commercial and residential context. He advises on business lease renewals and terminations, dilapidations, rent reviews, services charge disputes, rent arrears recovery, breaches of covenant, squatters and possession cases and all associated issues relating to landlord and tenant insolvency. Paul also deals with professional negligence and fraud claims arising in the real estate context. Paul has recently advised a number of landlord clients dealing with tenant insolvency events such as CVAs and also the legal issues arising from the rise of co-working providers.
Paul’s aim is to provide commercially driven solutions through advice, negotiation and utilising the various platforms for dispute resolution when required.
Qualification date: 2001
an ‘invaluable member of any legal team”
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