Paul Wilmshurst is ranked by the Legal 500 as a leading junior in Property Litigation and Agriculture and by Chambers and Partners as a leading individual in Agriculture and Rural Affairs. His practice embraces all aspects of land law. Firstly, Paul deals with the full range of property litigation between individuals and businesses. For example: easements, boundary disputes, commercial landlord and tenant, agricultural tenancies, disputes over ownership, proprietary estoppel, trusts of land, unjust enrichment, manorial rights, profits à prendre, covenants and nuisance. He is an experienced trial advocate. Secondly, Paul is particularly active and well-known for acting in cases which concern public rights over land or which have administrative law aspects. For example, town/village greens, commons, public rights of way, public open space, foreshore rights, and environmental cases. Paul is the author of the Village Green and Commons chapters of the Encyclopaedia of Forms & Precedents. He is a very experienced public inquiry advocate (recently appearing in an 18 day case) and has appeared in notable court proceedings. “He is able to articulate the complexities of the case with ease.” Legal 500 “A respected junior…” “He is persistent in his cross-examination while maintaining a polite and friendly approach.” Chambers and Partners “A respected junior…” "He is persistent in his cross-examination while maintaining a polite and friendly approach." Chambers and Partners “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 “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” Paul is a member of the Chancery Bar Association, the Property Bar Association and an Associate Member of The Institute of Public Rights of Way and Access Management.
Agriculture and rural affairsResidential landlord and tenantCommercial property litigationTown and country planning (general)Administrative and public law (general)Village greensMortgages and property financeLeasehold enfranchisementInquiriesCommercial propertyRights of lightProperty (general)Rights of way and highwaysSocial housingCommercial (general)EnvironmentLocal governmentTrusts of land and co-ownershipConveyancingJudicial reviews