Paul is a specialist chancery and commercial barrister.
Paul undertakes both contentious and advisory work in the areas of wills and probate, family provision and trusts cases, as well as matters involving real property disputes.
Paul advises and acts on all aspects of the law of succession, including the validity, interpretation and challenges to wills, the duties of executors and administrators, as well as family provision cases.
Paul's practice encompasses all aspects of the law of real property, including title, boundaries, adverse possession, easements, covenants, rights of way, options and trusts of land (including co-ownership disputes and claims in proprietary estoppel.)
Paul has wide experience in domestic, off shore and cross-border trust disputes as well as drafting, structuring and advising in relation to trusts and related areas.
Significant property, estates and trusts cases which Paul has worked on include:
Crociani, A & B v Crociani & O'rs -  JRC 026: Paul appeared for the successful Claimants in a contested application for further and better particulars in respect of the Defendants' amended answer and counterclaim.
Crociani, A & B v Crociani & O'rs -  JRC 112: Paul appeared for the successful Claimants to secure sanctions for non-compliance and indemnity costs orders against the Defendants who had breached court orders in respect of their trial evidence.
Paul acts in all aspects of property and affairs Court of Protection work, with a particular emphasis on statutory wills, statutory gift applications and the role of the Court of Protection in inheritance matters.
Paul acts for individuals and businesses in cases concerning all aspects of commercial and contractual disputes, including:
Significant commercial cases which Paul has worked on include:
Paul accepts instructions in a range of Banking and Finance and Financial Services matters, including claims by banks and the mis-selling of financial products and welcomes instructions in the following areas:
Paul has a particular interest in company law matters and his experience encompasses a range of advisory and contentious work. Paul welcomes instructions in the following areas:
Significant company cases which Paul has worked on include:
Paul has acted in a wide variety of professional negligence cases, for both claimants and defendants, mainly relating to his specialist areas of practice. His experience includes advising in relation to:
Paul has significant international and offshore experience and has worked on several cases which have a multi-jurisdictional aspect. Paul’s main areas of specialisation are commercial and company disputes, trust litigation as well as fraud and asset tracing. He has particular experience of cases concerning the Court’s powers to give directions, disclosure of trust information/documentation and the setting aside of dispositions for mistake. His cases have involved jurisdictions as diverse as Jersey, the Bahamas, Monaco, France, New York, Hong Kong, South Africa and Mauritius.
Paul has advised or assisted on the following recent cases: