Paul Wilmshurst is a barrister practising from 9 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London in the area of civil litigation with his main areas of focus being cases concerning property, public rights over land, agriculture & the environment, public and commercial / business issues.

The vast majority of Paul's work is by referral from a solicitor. However, in suitable cases he accepts instructions directly by members of the public, businesses and community action groups. Property cases regularly dealt with concern: rights of way, commercial landlord & tenant, boundaries, disputes over ownership and nuisance.

Paul can assist with civil appeals; public inquiries; proceedings before the Planning Inspectorate; judicial review; representation at trial and advice.

Initial specialist advice and analysis can normally be given. In some cases Paul will be able to continue deal with matters by himself but in others and where in the best interests of the client he is able to advise on bringing in suitable solicitors, paralegals, experts and other professionals in order to build a team to progress the case. Overall, it is likely that notable savings of cost can be made by utilising Direct Access approach


“He is persistent in his cross-examination while maintaining a polite and friendly approach.” Chambers and Partners 2018

"A respected junior focusing on public law claims related to property. He regularly handles rights of way disputes, including village green applications and common land designations." Chambers and Partners 2018

“He’s a rising star of that chambers, who is fully in command of all the legal issues and has a broad grasp of the subject.” Chambers and Partners 2017

“He is particularly adept at cases relating to land development issues. He is articulate and able to convey legal points in a very clear way. Added to this he has a warm personality that definitely helps in our cases” Chambers and Partners 2016

More detailed information about Paul's experience can be found on the 9 Stone Buildings website.

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