Paul Ashwell has a broad property and commercial practice.
He is an " 'outstanding local name' in Commercial Dispute Resolution beloved by solicitors across Sussex. Sources highlight his experience and especially his 'thoroughness and calmness'. He is someone who 'very much inspires respect' " Chambers 2013.
Recommended by Legal 500 2012 he is "a very strong all rounder" whose "tactical advice and analysis of complex law is first class" (2011). His ‘"command of planning law is without equal outside of the more senior members of specialist London sets". (2010) He "boasts a wide commercial practice, and has particular expertise in commercial fraud, freezing injunctions and directors’ liability cases" (2008)
Paul is a member of the Property Bar Association, the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association and the Planning and Environmental Bar Association.
In his spare time he enjoys his family, swimming, fell walking, food and the challenge of learning Ancient Greek.
Advisor to the new Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Medical School 2006
Deputy Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Brighton and Sussex NHS Trust [2002 - 2006]
Special School Governor [1999 - 2002]
Non-executive director, Deputy Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee of Mid-Sussex NHS Trust [1996 - 2002]
Significant cases include the following
Chandler v Scottish Widows and Arun Construction. Loss of profit from obstruction of easement 
HME Developments v Heading. Option to develop land 
A27 Southerham Highway Inquiry 
Beresford Lodge. Landmark country house in open country 
East Sussex County Council v Hills. Commercial fraud 
Johnson. Removal of accounts of private company from public record 
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