Paul Lewis

Solicitor

Contentious Trusts, Wills and Probate

Insurance Litigation

Paul is a senior solicitor in Shulmans’ dispute resolution team.

Contentious trusts, wills and probate

Paul specialises in contentious trusts, wills and probate work involving a wide range of activities to include challenging a will to removing executors and acting for disappointed beneficiaries. He is a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and was part of the team which won the prestigious ‘Yorkshire Lawyer Private Client of the Year’ award in 2012.

Paul led the successful legal team in the Court of Appeal in the case of Booth v Booth & Others [2010] after two lengthy High Court Chancery trials, which involved a validity challenge to a will with family members disputing entitlement to a farming estate.

Paul represents a national religious charity and is instructed to defend and settle challenges to bequests left by members of the congregation. These are usually Inheritance Provisions Act claims brought by disappointed adult children.  

Insurance litigation

Paul also has a background in commercial and property litigation and has acted for a number of major insurance companies. He acted for the Co-operative Insurance Group (CIS) when he headed up the legal team which took the ground-breaking test case of Dimond v Lovell [2000] to the House of Lords on behalf of the insurance industry, which resulted in a major curtailment of some of the worst excesses of the credit hire industry.

For the last 8 years Paul has been instructed on a regular basis by insurers, dealing with property damage claims to include fire, flood, subsidence and contaminated land.

Dispute Resolution - Meet the Team

Whatever the nature of your dispute, we can guide you through the options.

Richard Wadkin

Partner

Head of Dispute Resolution

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 7728

Robert Whitehead

Partner

Head of Dispute Resolution

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 7742

Sara Souyave

Associate

Dispute Resolution

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 8944

Eleanor Stenson

Associate

Dispute Resolution

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 8933

Laura Hill

Associate

Dispute Resolution

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 8058

Paul Lewis

Solicitor

Dispute Resolution

Direct Line +44 (0)113 831 3858