Paul Newman is recommended by the Legal 500 UK Directory 2012/13 for his expertise in the Western Circuit for his Construction, planning, licensing and environmental expertise at the Bar. "3PB’s Paul Newman is recommended for his construction expertise, with clients praising his ‘vast experience and reassuring depth of knowledge’."
Before returning to private practice at the Bar, for a number of years Paul was an employed barrister in solicitors’ practice. He worked for two major regional firms (where he was featured in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as a leading construction lawyer).
Paul advises across a broad range of construction disputes, including standard and non-standard contracts. He appears regularly in Court and arbitration hearings and represents clients at mediation and in adjudication.
Paul has acted in a substantial number of property cases, including rights of way, boundary disputes and party wall disputes.
Over the last decade Paul has been involved in more than 150 mediations. His mediation practice is substantially based on construction and property disputes. However, he has also mediated disputes in other sectors - general commercial (e.g. franchising, sale of goods and partnership), personal injury and libel (which provided him with his most difficult mediation experience to date).
Living in Cardiff, Paul works as a mediator or assists clients in mediation principally in Wales, the South West, London and the Home Counties. However, as his recent experience demonstrates he travels widely in England and Wales.
Paul speaks fluent French and German and has a good knowledge (including written) of Spanish.
In appropriate cases, Paul will represent members of the public without the intervention of a solicitor.
Paul’s standard mediation agreement and fee rates are available from any of the above contact numbers.
“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.’
Paul has lectured or run workshops on mediation for professional firms and training organiations in England and Wales, Sweden and Belgium. He will on request provide tailored training.
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
Paul Newman presented a CPD accredited inhouse seminar titled "Construction Contracts Update" ...read more