Paul is a Partner and the Head of Family Law at Herrington Carmichael. Paul has specialised in Family law for 14 years and has become well-known for his personal and compassionate approach when advising on all aspects of divorce, finance and child matters.
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Paul’s cases often involve complex financial issues including matters with an international element.
He is experienced in divorce, financial issues and issues concerning child law and will often personally deal with some of the associated hearings. Paul has experience of matters involving complex financial issues including business assets and issues of maintenance. He also advises in relation to the variation of existing maintenance orders.
Paul routinely conducts high conflict children proceedings and specialises in cases involving serious allegations of violence and or sexual offences including allegations of rape, often acting for clients in both the financial and child matters ensuring valuable continuity. In addition Paul has significant experience of matters involving alleged parental alienation, either for the parent bringing such concerns or the parent facing them. Paul has experience of complex Fact Finding hearings (within private Children Act proceedings) at which these matters are often addressed.
Paul has also advised a number of grandparents on protecting their relationships with grandchildren or if they are required to care for them.
Paul also routinely advises on prenuptial agreements and issues that arise for cohabiting couples. Paul is a member of Resolution and is accredited by the Law Society as a Family Law Specialist.
Interests and Hobbies
Paul is a whisky enthusiast and collector with a keen interest in football and is a supporter of Southampton Football Club.
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We are solicitors in Camberley, Wokingham and London. In 2019, Herrington Carmichael won ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazines Property Awards, ‘Best Medium Sized Business’ at the Surrey Heath Business Awards and we were named IR Global’s ‘Member of the Year’. We are ranked as a Leading Firm 2020 by Legal 500 and Alistair McArthur is ranked in Chambers 2020.