Paul advises on a range of property matters, with specialism in the acquisition, promotion and disposal of large-scale housing and mixed-use developments. He has secured interests for developers in a number of strategic land sites through promotion and option agreements, some of which will constitute new settlements and urban extensions. He then advises on the disposal and development of those schemes, including the recovery of development costs and securing deferred payments.

He acts for commercial landlords and tenants on property management issues, including new lettings and associated ancillary documentation. Paul acts for national businesses in letting industrial units and office space, and takes a lead role in the management of a telecommunications operator’s large property portfolio.


Examples of experience include:

  • Linked agreements (containing developer options) for the promotion, site assembly and disposal of garden villages for Commercial Estates Group
  • Acting for a national Government agency on the acquisition and collaboration agreement for a site allocated for more than 2,000 homes in the east of England
  • Acting for Commercial Estates Group in the phased disposal of garden villages to PLC housebuilders, including secured deferred payments, equalisation, dividing and securing planning obligations, overage, infrastructure provision and distribution/developer cost recovery
  • Acting for a landowner on a complex agreement for the promotion, sale and development of a large site in central England for industrial and logistics
  • Acting for a Council owned development company on a number of site promotion agreements
  • Acting for Oxford City Council on the redevelopment of the Westgate Centre.