Paul is a Partner in the Real Estate Team and heads the Property Litigation Team in London.
He specialises in complex property litigation claims and has a particular expertise in dealing with contentious rent reviews, dilapidations claims, lease renewals and professional negligence claims relating to property.
Paul's wide client base includes property companies, property funds, retailers, leisure operators, banks, pension funds and entrepreneurs.
He is a member of the Property Litigation Association and the London Litigation Solicitors Association and regularly lectures on property law, focusing particularly on property management issues. Paul is recognised as a leader in his field by Chambers & Partners and is described as "excellent, calm and pragmatic" in the latest edition of Legal 500.
- Advised an energy client in regard to its right to remove the protesters from a drilling site and its ability to bring injunctive action for public and private nuisance. In the course of the proceedings we had to deal with Human Rights issues, complex arguments on rights over land and legislation governing the oil and gas industry.
- Advised in relation to negligent service received by our client's managing agents, HML Hathaway, and in particular with regard to recovery of service charges and management of premises.
- Advised a client on the removal of 20 tenants from a potential development site in South London to obtain vacant possession in order to sell the site.