(PARTNER & MEDIATOR, HEAD OF FAMILY LAW)
Paul is a partner and heads up our family law team. He has over 10 years of experience as a specialist family solicitor and of helping both married and unmarried people on all aspects of family law.
As well as being able to offer expert advice in his role as a solicitor, Paul is a fully accredited and highly experienced family mediator, meaning he can also help couples find constructive ways to resolve disputes via mediation.
Paul always recognises that each client has different circumstances and different needs. He takes the time to understand the individual and what is important to them, so that he can help find the best solutions for the client and their family.
Paul will robustly stand up for a fair outcome, while adopting a calm, pragmatic approach that ensures clients have the support they need.
Paul understands the stress and uncertainty that family law issues often bring. He works sensitively and adopts a holistic approach by guiding clients to other resources that will be helpful to them.
Areas of expertise
Paul deals with all issues surrounding relationship breakdown, for both married and unmarried individuals, including:
- Financial matters on divorce or separation
- Children matters
- Unmarried families (including cohabitation disputes)
- Domestic abuse and emergency applications
- Cohabitation agreements
- Enforcement of orders and agreements
- Same sex relationships and Civil Partnerships
Paul can also help people at the start of a relationship with understanding their position and considering what steps they should take whether to protect wealth or achieve other goals, including:
- pre-nuptial agreements
- post-nuptial agreements
- cohabitation agreements
- issues concerning parental responsibility
Paul is one of a select group of family solicitors nationwide to hold Specialist Accreditation through Resolution for his expertise in relation to issues for unmarried couples and also in relation to complex financial matters, where he has a wealth of experience in dealing with:
- Business interests
- Emergency financial remedies
- Pensions and trust assets
- Complex income structures
As an accredited mediator, Paul also has the expertise and experience to assist couples directly in mediation or help support individuals take constructive approaches:
- Staying out of court
Paul is accredited for family mediation through the Law Society and Family MedIation Council, having completed his original training with Resolution.
Paul is a committee member of Resolution and is the Vice Chair of the Berkshire & Buckinghamshire Resolution Group.