Paul Ashwell

Call: 1977

“Paul is highly experienced, commercially astute and meticulous.” “He has a real technical depth.”

Chambers & Partners 2022

‘A barrister who exudes confidence. Meticulous, with good commercial acumen, and excellent with clients.’ ‘He communicates well and has a good court manner.‘

Legal 500 2022

“He’s very methodical and very good with clients. He will go above and beyond what is needed, has a very good manner in conference and his drafting is excellent.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“I find him very attentive. He always prepares advice in advance of any conference, which helps clients to understand what to expect and the types of questions that may come up. Because of his experience he is my first choice for the bigger matters.”

Chambers & Partners 2021

‘Commercially astute, thorough in preparation, easily approachable and exceptional legally knowledgeable.’

Legal 500 2021

Paul Ashwell has a broad property and commercial practice. He is a member of the Property Bar Association, the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association and the Planning and Environmental Bar Association.

Under the property umbrella he deals with all aspects of freehold and leasehold land ownership, both commercial and residential, including planning, licensing, nuisance, covenants, boundaries, easements, and building disputes. He also acts in disputes about wills, probate, trusts, inheritance and mental incapacity.

Within his commercial portfolio he appears and advices in cases involving breaches of contract, damages, company and shareholder disputes, insolvency and bankruptcy, and debt recovery.

For many years Paul been recognised as a leading barrister by the two leading legal Directories, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

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What the clients say

“Paul was a pleasure to deal with in the meetings we had with him. He is calm, professional in every respect and his extensive knowledge of planning law was unparalleled. Paul’s advice was detailed and he had explored into case law to provide further grounds for our response. Throughout the process Paul prepared notes and explained thoroughly his opinion on the matter. We would not hesitate to recommend or refer Paul to anyone in a similar situation.”

“Nuthurst Parish Council engaged the services of Paul Ashwell to advise on the possibility of the Parish Council pursuing a Judicial Review. The legal review was carried out in a highly professionally and timely manner, with a fair and unbiased report being written in `laymen’s language’. Paul Ashwell attended an informal meeting and the issues which were raised by the Members from the report were answered to their satisfaction. Nuthurst Parish Council would not hesitate in recommending the services of Paul Ashwell.”

“At a time of stress when I required a clear interpretation and advice on my late Grandfather’s Will I was fortunate to be referred to Paul Ashwell. I found dealing with him a very smooth and straightforward process. His work was provided promptly and fully met my requirements. His ability to assess, explain and advise in such clear language was very much appreciated, and gave me the support I very much needed. I recommend Paul very highly.”

“He manages to simplify the most complex areas of law and his manner is so unbelievably professional. He always remains calm and just looks like nothing in the world will faze him.”

“A vastly experienced, calm and methodical advocate”

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