Contentious Trusts, Wills and Probate
Paul is a senior solicitor in Shulmans’ dispute resolution team.
Paul qualified as a solicitor in 1993. He spent 19 years at the Legal 100 firm Gordons LLP in Leeds as a Partner before joining Shulmans LLP in 2015.
Formerly a commercial litigator, Paul now specialises almost exclusively in contentious trusts, wills and probate work challenging and defending validity Will claims, lifetime transactions involving undue influence, maladministration of estates, removing executors and Inheritance Provisions claims. He is a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and was part of the winning team awarded the prestigious ‘Yorkshire Lawyer Private Client of the Year’ award of the year in 2012.
Paul also takes on Court of Protection Deputyship appointments for property and financial affairs on behalf of those who have lost capacity and reports to the Office of the Public Guardian. In an earlier career, he was an approved social worker under the Mental Health Act and has specialist experience in this area.
Paul has a wealth of experience, which he draws upon to advise clients from all backgrounds. He has an excellent reputation for his skills in Contentious Trusts and Estates and for his practical and personable approach to his clients.