Paul has practiced from Canterbury for over 24 years and has extensive experience of a range of areas of work and local Courts and Tribunals. His specialisms include Proceeds of Crime, Local Government, Planning, Employment, Land Law (especially boundary disputes), and Landlord and Tenant. He acts for the Home Office (NCA, Customs, etc.), businesses or private individuals in connection with cash seizure and forfeiture proceedings and/or condemnation cases involving intercepted excise goods (tobacco and/or alcohol).
Paul is instructed in a wide range of disputes arising from parties’ interests in land, e.g. boundary disputes between neighbouring properties, claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, etc., and in Landlord and Tenant matters, involving commercial and residential property cases.
He represents Local Authorities, developers and individuals involved in planning disputes, planning applications, inquiries and hearings and is particularly experienced in dealing with issues related to Listed Building status and the environmental impact of developments.
He also acts in employment cases, either for an employer or employee, dealing with matters including unfair dismissal, redundancy, discrimination and Transfers of Undertakings.
In addition Paul is a Grade 3 CPS Prosecutor and regularly appears in criminal matters in the Crown Courts and/or Magistrates Courts across the South East.
He has a particular reputation for objective, pragmatic and realistic advice and has been ranked as a leader in his fields of work in Chambers and Partners for 4 years:
“Housing and planning disputes form the mainstay of his practice and he is a popular choice of counsel for advising local authorities. He is also noted for his expertise in boundary disputes. Recent work: Advised in Ashford Borough Council v Brunger, a possession action involving a substantial counterclaim alleging illegal eviction.” Chambers and Partners 2016
Expertise: “He’s got a good bearing in court, and a very convincing manner.” “He is very approachable, and he can pick up and run with any matter he is instructed on. He is a very persistent advocate.” Chambers and Partners 2015.