Paul is an experienced litigator, who advises in relation to a broad range of construction and engineering disputes. He acts for housebuilders, developers, end-user clients, contractors, subcontractors and construction industry professionals in helping them to resolve all manner of disputes.
Paul provides ongoing project support and strategic pre-action advice to clients in order to assist them in protecting their commercial positions and avoid formal proceedings if possible.
If formal dispute resolution proceedings are unavoidable, Paul has a great deal of experience in bringing and defending claims to a successful conclusion through adjudication, litigation in the High Court, or forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation.
- Acting for the purchaser/ operator of the UK’s largest biofuel production facility in Vivergo Fuels Limited v Redhall Engineering Solutions Limited  EWHC 4030 (TCC), a key case on notice provisions, mechanisms for termination of contracts, and the consequences of termination.
- Acting for the guardian/ curator of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southern England in a series of disputes with its contractor and professional team. The disputes arose out of the ‘once in a generation’ redevelopment of visitor facilities and associated infrastructure (including the re-modelling of public highways) for the site.
- Acting for a blue chip UK property developer specialising in the regeneration of brownfield sites, in relation to a dispute with its client and its supply chain relating to alleged defects in concrete warehouse floor-slabs. The resulting multi-party High Court proceedings were resolved on favourable terms to the developer following a successful mediation.
- Acting for a household name national housebuilder in a series of adjudications with its brickwork contractor on a major residential development in northern England.