Wills, Probate and Inheritance
WILLS, PROBATE & INHERITANCE
Paul Ashwell has a broad property and commercial practice. He is a member of the Property Bar Association, the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association and the Planning and Environmental Bar Association.
Under the property umbrella he deals with all aspects of freehold and leasehold land ownership, both commercial and residential, including planning, licensing, nuisance, covenants, boundaries, easements, and building disputes. He also acts in disputes about wills, probate, trusts, inheritance and mental incapacity.
Within his commercial portfolio he appears and advices in cases involving breaches of contract, damages, company and shareholder disputes, insolvency and bankruptcy, and debt recovery.
“Leading commercial junior whose expertise encompasses insolvency, disputes between company directors and contracts. He is also regularly instructed in chancery cases, including those concerning trusts and probate. He is noted for his experience in property law. He has recently been instructed in several disputes arising from failed attempts to avoid tax.”
“He manages to simplify the most complex areas of law and his manner is so unbelievably professional. He always remains calm and just looks like nothing in the world will faze him.” “He’s very methodical and very good with clients. He will go above and beyond what is needed, has a very good manner in conference and his drafting is excellent.”
“A property law expert whose portfolio of cases spans a wide range of issues including developments, conversions, leases, easements and trusts. His practice focuses on commercial property but he also takes on instructions involving residential buildings.
“A vastly experienced, calm and methodical advocate”
“Nuthurst Parish Council engaged the services of Paul Ashwell to advise on the possibility of the Parish Council pursuing a Judicial Review. The legal review was carried out in a highly professionally and timely manner, with a fair and unbiased report being written in `laymen’s language’. Paul Ashwell attended an informal meeting and the issues which were raised by the Members from the report were answered to their satisfaction. Nuthurst Parish Council would not hesitate in recommending the services of Paul Ashwell.” (July 2018)
“At a time of stress when I required a clear interpretation and advice on my late Grandfather’s Will I was fortunate to be referred to Paul Ashwell. I found dealing with him a very smooth and straightforward process. His work was provided promptly and fully met my requirements. His ability to assess, explain and advise in such clear language was very much appreciated, and gave me the support I very much needed. I recommend Paul very highly.” (June 2018)
Town & Country Planning