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:
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 has significant international and offshore experience. His 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. He was worked on cases involving jurisdictions as diverse as Jersey, the Bahamas, Monaco, France, New York, Hong Kong, South Africa and Mauritius.
Paul has appeared in court overseas on a number of occasions. He has worked on the following recent cases (appearing in many in his capacity as a Jersey Advocate):
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 acts for applicants and respondents in all aspects of Court of Protection work acting in advising in both contentious and non-contentious matters. He has a particular emphasis on complex property and affairs matters such as statutory gift applications, statutory wills and the role of the Court of Protection in inheritance disputes. Paul is happy to give talks on Court of Protection practice and procedure.
Recent work and interests 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: