Paul specialises in all aspects of property litigation, both residential and commercial, including leasehold enfranchisement, easements, restrictive covenants, business lease renewals and enforcement of leasehold covenants. He works closely with the real estate practitioners in the property department to provide a comprehensive “one-stop” service for property clients in respect of contentious issues.
He acted for the successful appellants in the leading House of Lords case, Bakewell Management Ltd. v Brandwood.  concerning vehicular access over common land and the acquisition of easements of way by prescription and lost modern grant.
He acted for the freeholders in Lloyd Jones v The Church Commissioners for England and for the lessees at 62 Cadogan Square in the Nailrile Appeals. These are leading cases in the field of leasehold enfranchisement, the former concerning the valuation of the freehold interests and the latter the valuation of intermediate leasehold interests.
He is co-author, with James Fieldsend, of Commercial Property Litigation published by Jordans in November 2011. The second edition has been published, in February 2015. He has contributed articles to legal journals on property matters.
Out of the office
Paul reads widely on current affairs, politics and sport. He is a lifelong supporter of Newcastle United (and bears the scars).