Paul is a TecBar listed mediator and a member of the Association of South West Mediators and the Association of Wales & Border Counties Mediators. Over the last decade or so, Paul, who has also written extensively on mediation, including several published books, has been involved in a considerable number of mediations, acting either as mediator or as an advocate. Though his mediation practice is substantially based on construction (including professional negligence claims) and property disputes (including boundary, rights of way and rights to light disputes) he has also mediated disputes in other sectors - general commercial (e.g. franchising, sale of goods and partnership), personal injury, probate, TOLATA and libel.
Paul Newman is a barrister in private practice at 3 PB barristers, specialising in construction and property law. He advises across a broad range of construction disputes, including standard and non-standard contracts. Paul’s property cases include rights of way, boundary and party wall disputes.
Over the last decade Paul has been involved in more than 150 mediations as mediator or advocate. Though his mediation practice is substantially based on construction and property disputes, he has also mediated disputes in other sectors - general commercial (e.g. franchising, sale of goods and partnership), personal injury, probate and libel.
Paul aims to balance the therapeutic benefit of allowing parties to get things off their chests with firm but non-confrontational reality testing. As a lawyer with nearly 30 years of litigation experience he knows the financial risk and emotional stress litigation brings to most clients. Interested in the psychological drivers underlying disputes Paul actively works to encourage parties to identify where their true interests may lie and to achieve a negotiated outcome.
Living in Cardiff but based professionally in London and Bristol, Paul works principally in Wales, the South West, London, the Home Counties and Birmingham.
Paul studied modern and medieval languages (French and Spanish) at Clare College, Cambridge. He completed the Diploma in Law at City University, London and ‘Bar Finals’ at the Inns of Court School of Law. In 1998 Paul became an accredited construction industry adjudicator (RIBA) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1999. He was highly commended in the prestigious Hudson Prize for construction law in 1997 for his paper on construction industry insolvency.
He has lectured on mediation in the UK, Belgium and Sweden. He is the author of numerous articles as well as being the author of or a contributor to several books on ADR.
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