Paul is a partner and head of the Birmingham property litigation team.
Paul acts for developers, investors, corporate occupiers and landlords of property in a whole range of contentious property issues. Paul advises in claims to possession of land, litigation concerning applications for landlord's consents, break notices, rent review and the renewal of business tenancies. Paul also regularly advises on issues effecting property which arise from insolvency and in relation to licensed premises.
Paul focuses on advising clients early in a transaction, with the aim of preventing a potential dispute from escalating to court. He has represented many clients at without prejudice meetings and mediations. Paul's approach is to work with a client to identify the issues early on and set a clear course for dealing with those issues.
His recent project experience includes:
- arranging service of over 80 price notices under options which will form a substantial residential development;
- representing a client in a multi-million pound dilapidations claim; and
- advising in relation to a landlord’s rights to develop adjoining land of a large tenanted shopping centre.
Paul has 30 years’ experience of property litigation having worked at Wragge & Co., Clarke Willmott and now at Shoosmiths since May 2012. Paul is a member of the Property Litigation Association.