Paul Wilmshurst

Paul regularly advises and appears in court proceedings concerning all aspects of business tenancies, including contested forfeiture and renewal. Representative work includes:

  • A 2 day trial in the County Court at Central London seeking forfeiture of a business tenancy and defending a Counterclaim brought by the tenant.
  • A 5-day trial in the County Court at Central London in which a claim of unjust enrichment was successfully pursued in connection to a void business lease in circumstances where substantial amounts of work had been carried out on an Curry House in Brick Lane before the landlord forcibly took back possession relying on a supposed breach of agreement.
  • A complex case  concerning a business tenancy, listed for a 12-day trial, which was settled after mediation and further negotiation.

About me

Paul is an experienced trial advocate and has also appeared at over 30 public inquiries. 

What my clients say

""He is experienced, meticulous in his detail and knows his stuff." Chambers and Partners (2022)

"Paul is very hard-working, thorough and clearly interested in the field." Chambers and Partners (2021)

‘Meticulous, thoughtful and with an open mind to new legal angles.” Legal 500 (2020)

“He is able to articulate the complexities of the case with ease.” Legal 500 (2019)

“A respected junior…” “He is persistent in his cross-examination while maintaining a polite and friendly approach.” Chambers and Partners (2018)

Professional & academic

Paul studied History at Durham University before being awarded the Middle Temple Benefactor’s Scholarship, studying at Nottingham Law School and BPP Law School, and being called to the Bar in October 2007. Upon being called to the Bar Paul was awarded the Harold G Fox Scholarship and spent a year working at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Toronto, Canada. He then spent a further year as a Parliamentary Assistant in the European Parliament, Brussels, before commencing his pupillage on the Western Circuit.

Paul is a member of the Chancery Bar Association, the Property Bar Association, the Institute of Art and Law, Middle Temple, ad Lincoln’s Inn (“ad eundem”) and an Associate Member of The Institute of Public Rights of Way and Access Management.

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