Local Government & Public Law
Paul acts for developers, groups of residents, neighbours and for Local Planning Authorities. He advises, and appears at inquiries at applications for injunctions and in prosecutions. He is always keen to get on site quickly to better understand the problem. His real property practice enables him to deal also with the problems of restrictive covenants and rights of way that often go hand in hand with planning disputes.
Paul acts for public authorities and for individuals and groups, advising them and representing them at application hearings and in court.
National Health Service
Paul regularly represents residents and their families on appeals to Independent Review Panels for NHS Continuing Healthcare payments.
- Defending owner of listed Manor House against High Court injunction proceedings to stop building works and negotiating undertakings.
- Advising owner of blocks of residential flats whether a condition attached to planning permission to build roof-top penthouses was a genuine pre-condition.
- Defending owner of listed stables against Listed Building enforcement prosecution in Magistrates Court.
- Defending owner of Grade 1 listed town house designed by Robert Adam against Listed Building prosecution.
- Advising owner on section 106 agreement on conversion of former public house and sports club to residential flats.
- Advising owner of former pig unit on conversion to residential, scope of permitted development rights and response to Planning Contravention Notice.
- Successfully advising house owner on representations to make to defeat application by neighbour for development of garden by building a pavilion, garage block, office and swimming pool.
- Representing a neighbourhood group at application for new premises alcohol licence by a boutique B&B in a prestigious residential area.
- Prosecuting a train operating company for leaving trains running at night causing nuisance by noise.
- Accompanying neighbours of urban public house to meeting with Council to agree action to reduce nuisance by noise.
Paul Ashwell And Tim Bergin brave the Hever Castle Open Water Swim Competition - Sep 2020
Setting Aside Judgment for Fraud and The Disclosure Pilot with Paul Ashwell & Kate Richmond - Jul 2020
Insights from Paul Ashwell & Abha Pandya at Surrey Law Society Private Client & Conveyancing Conference 2020 - Feb 2020
1 Crown Office Row remains a Tier 1 Set in the Legal 500 2020 - Sep 2019
Paul Ashwell successfully represents creditor in bankruptcy of James Stunt - Jun 2019
Paul Ashwell uses waiver to win land contract dispute - Dec 2018
1COR’s Contract & Commercial Seminar with Paul Ashwell and Kate Richmond - Nov 2018
Contracts Seminar on recent changes to the law of illegality and limitation cases - Oct 2017
Members taking part in Charity Swimathon - Apr 2017
Seminar: Consumer Rights Act 2015 and Interpreting Documents Guide - Apr 2016
Seminar / Webinar – Human Rights & Real Property Litigation - May 2015
Members take part in Charity Swimathon - Apr 2015
Seminar/Webinar – Injunctions & Damages in Property Litigation - Mar 2015
Seminar: The Court of Protection, A gilded cage is still a cage - Apr 2014
Our Civil and Criminal Barristers give client care talk to Worthing Law Society - May 2012
Jones v Kernott – Where is the certainty in a world of imputed intention - Dec 2011