Property & Chancery
Having spent a number of years in solicitors’ practice as an employed barrister Paul Newman is happy to assist clients with both contentious and non-contentious property work, including landlord & tenant. Equally comfortable in the area of construction law he regularly undertakes work at the interface of the construction and property sectors, including nuisance actions and the preparation of collateral warranties, building licences / agreements and property related bonds and guarantees. He has a particular interest in the law and practice of the party wall legislation.
Paul is authorised to accept Instructions direct from members of the public in appropriate cases under the Bar’s public access scheme.
Paul’s court work encompasses both County Court actions and proceedings before HM Land Adjudicator and in the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal. As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators he is well suited to matters proceeding in arbitration.
Paul is both a long-standing mediation advocate and an accredited mediator. Over the last decade he has participated in 150 or so mediations, many with a property dimension.
Paul is an experienced CPD trainer. For a number of years he presented an introductory CPD course entitled ‘Boundary Disputes’ at a number of venues in England and Wales for a commercial seminar provider. He has lectured to various professional bodies, including the Law Society and the RICS on topics as diverse as The Law of Parking and De minimis Trespass.