Paul Newman

Year of Call: 1982
Email Address: paul.newman@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 928 1520

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Property and Estates

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.

His court work is predominantly in the County Court but as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators he is well suited to handle matters proceeding in arbitration.

Paul is both a long-standing mediation advocate and an accredited mediator. As mediator he has recently had conduct of two disputes concerning rent charges, a boundary dispute, a TOLATA and a property misrepresentation claim.

He 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.

Recommendations

‘He has a wealth of experience in construction contract disputes, and his knowledge is always up to date.’

'...has a solid construction practice and represents developers, suppliers and other parties in construction adjudications."

Legal 500 2016/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors.

'Very personable and approachable'

Legal 500 2015/Regional Bar: Western Circuit, Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors.

'He is very personable and always understands what is required from him.'

Legal 500 2014/Western Circuit - Construction.

'‘construction industry specialist’ Paul Newman is highlighted for his ‘excellent advocacy skills’.'

Legal 500 2013/Western Circuit - Construction, planning, licensing and environmental.

'...offers contentious and non-contentious services in the construction sphere. He is noted for his litigation work, and is increasingly acting as a mediator in construction matters.
Expertise: “Very impressive advocacy skills. Mr Newman dealt with an application to enforce an adjudicators’ decision for us. His advocacy skills were most impressive, and we were granted the enforcement.'"

Chambers UK 2014/Construction – Western Bar

“We would like to thank you for your valuable contribution you made toward the litigation we were recently exposed to. Your quick grasp … proved a real salve and we are both very grateful.”

“It was a pleasure meeting you yesterday and on behalf of this firm and the parties, may we take this opportunity of thanking you for your assistance and perseverance throughout the day.”

“Thanks go to you for your invaluable assistance!”

Mediation client testimonials 

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Academic qualifications

  • Graduate of Clare College, Cambridge (BA; MA) Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos (French & Spanish)
  • Diploma in Law, City University, London
  • Council of Legal Education, London

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • RIBA accredited adjudicator (1998)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1999)
  • ADR Group accredited mediator (2001)
  • Clerksroom Mediator
  • TECBAR listed adjudicator, mediator and arbitrator.

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Association of South West Mediators
  • Member  of the Association of Wales and Border Counties Mediators
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of PIBA, PNBA, SCL and TecBar
  • Member of the Wales & Chester Circuit

Direct Access

Paul Newman is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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