Paul has 40 years experience in the valuation of commercial and residential property predominantly in the private and public sectors in the UK; but also in South Africa undertaking property asset management.
Paul has mediated cases involving boundary, easement and neighbourhood disputes, service charges both commercial and residential, landlord and tenant matters, valuations for easements, negligent surveys and valuations, misrepresentation and misdescription claims, construction contracts, commercial contracts and family child contact disputes.
Paul has also handled a wide variety of property disputes including rent reviews, lease renewals, valuation disputes, valuations for diminution in value, enfranchisement claims and service charge disputes for both residential and commercial property
Paul is a member of the RICS Neighbourhood Disputes pool. He holds senior mediator status and accepts complex cases with multiple parties and multiple issues from County Courts, the High Court and Court of Appeal. He is a member of the Civil Mediation Council.
Paul understands the cost of human and financial resources entailed in litigation. In seeking to help the parties avoid this, he believes in thorough preparation for any mediation, not only to understand the parties objectives and the background to the dispute but also as a means to facilitating problem solving on the day. Wherever possible, Paul will facilitate a commercially practical solution with a view to minimising the parties costs, time and effort.
As a mediator he quickly builds confidence and rapport with his friendly approach. In private with each party, he focuses on issues and uses his skills to unlock options and choices to assist the parties in their search for a settlement.
Paul is happy to accept mediation appointments in disputes in the following key areas:
Contract and Tort
Landlord /Tenant - commercial and residential
Construction/ Disrepair /Dilapidations
Easements/Right of Way
Service Charges - commercial and residential
Negligent surveys and valuations
Misrepresentation and misdescription
Paul is married to a family law barrister and divides his time between the West End of London and Brighton. He enjoys theatre, cinema, and fortunately for his wife, cooking. Paul was a qualified pilot and is also a keen yachtsman. Paul is based in London and is very happy to travel. He is always negotiable on fees where required.