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Paul Wilmshurst is a specialist in all aspects of property and land law.

Firstly, Paul deals with the full range of property litigation between individuals and businesses. For example: easements of all kinds, boundary disputes, commercial & agricultural landlord and tenant, negligence relating to property (e.g. surveyors and architects), negligent or fraudulent misstatements / misrepresentations about property, nuisance and environmental claims (e.g. smoke, noise, gases, dust, light, water, flooding and insects), disputes over the ownership of property (including trusts of land), unjust enrichment, proprietary estoppel, profits à prendre, manorial rights and covenants.

Secondly, Paul is particularly well-known for acting in cases concerning public rights over land, sometimes with administrative law aspects. For example: town/village greens (applications to register and de-register), common land, public rights of way (e.g. modification orders, footpaths, bridleways, RUPPS and vehicular roads), highway law (including related criminal offences), public open space, statutory nuisance, decisions on the sale or use of publicly owned land, foreshore rights, environmental cases. Paul is the author of the Village Green and Commons chapters of the Encyclopaedia of Forms & Precedents. He is regularly appointed as an Inspector at public inquiries.

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; Propoerty Bar Association

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Agriculture & Rural Affairs - London (Bar)
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Band 2

Paul Wilmshurst
Paul Wilmshurst is a respected junior focusing on public law claims relating to property. He regularly handles rights of way disputes, including village green applications and common land designations. His instructions often emanate from local authorities and he also sits as a village green inspector at public inquiries.

Strengths

"He is experienced, meticulous in his detail and knows his stuff."

Recent work

Instructed in Ashley v Thomas, an appeal concerning a right of way in a village.

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