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.
‘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
- 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.
- 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
Paul Newman is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.More Information
Construction barrister Paul Newman to lecture on "Expert Witness Cases" at the Society of Construction Law
3PB Construction barrister Paul Newman is to give a lecture on "Expert Witness Cases - Forgotten or perhaps not read?" at the Society of Construction Law in Car...Read more
3rd Annual ADR Symposium held at Cardiff University on 25 April 2017
3PB barristers are delighted to have assisted in organising the Cardiff University 3rd Annual ADR Symposium in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Arbi...Read more
3PB's Construction barristers provide a legal update in Bristol
Many thanks to everyone who attended our Construction Law Breakfast at The Glassboat, Bristol on 16 March, with presentations from Paul Newman and James Davison...Read more