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Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP

THE OLD BANK, 470-474 LONDON ROAD, WESTCLIFF ON SEA, SS0 9LD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01702 338338
Fax:
Fax 01702 354032
DX:
100808 WESTCLIFF-1
Email:
Web:
www.paulrobinson.co.uk
Benfleet, Billericay, Westcliff on Sea

One of the largest law firms in the South East with offices in Westcliff on Sea, Billericay and Benfleet, Paul Robinson is a leading provincial firm with a City approach.

The firm: Established in 1983 by Paul Robinson. After formation, the firm consisted of a small team: Robinson, a personal assistant, an articled clerk, two secretaries and an accounts manager. The firm has grown into a multi-officed business, consisting of nine partners and 100 other staff members.

Paul Robinson offers a full range of legal services to both individuals and organisations. The firm recruits high standard employees, trained and developed to deliver a quality service for clients. Paul Robinson has achieved two quality standards, the Silver IIP standard and Lexcel.

The firm is committed to supporting local communities, providing pro bono advice at local law centres and at various Citizen' Advice Bureaus. It sponsors a number of arts and educational organisations, and sports teams including Southend's football, rugby and cricket clubs, and Billericay Town football and cricket clubs.

Types of work undertaken: Residential legal services: a dedicated team of residential property lawyers assist in the sale and purchase of homes, remortgages, transfers by way of gift and residential lettings. The team offers advice on joint ownership and trust deeds, and has secured the Law Society's CQS accreditation.

Crime: the firm offers 24-hour legal advice following an arrest. It deals with offences, including road traffic, thefts, burglary, robbery, frauds, assaults, public order incidents, drug-related offences, sexual offences, white-collar crime, benefit fraud and murder. Its team is experienced in representing clients in trading standards prosecutions, Royal Mail prosecutions and environmental prosecutions, and can assist with appeals or judicial review cases. Representation extends to police stations, Magistrates Court and Crown Court.

Commercial property: the team represents developers and builders on both large and small housing developments, assists with options, joint ventures, factory, office and shop developments, licensing arrangements and general commercial property work. Paul Robinson is dedicated to dispute resolution, also covering a wide range of landlord and tenant work involving both residential and business tenancies. The firm also deals with licences, tenancy agreements and business leases and can advise on landlord and tenant disputes.

Family litigation: Paul Robinson helps with divorce proceedings, by offering information, administering the procedure, and handling the financial matters in adherence to the Resolution code of practice. The team deals with disputes related to children, has a Law Society Children Panel member and accredited children law practitioners' on-hand to offer expert advice. It assists unmarried couples and cohabitants on their rights in relation to property and children and in cases of abuse or domestic violence it can advise on the legal implications of the situations, and offer safe, high-level guidance. It also assists with collaborative law, allowing families to work in partnership, without resorting to the court process.

Employment legal services: the firm's advice covers raising grievances with an employer, dealing with disciplinary proceedings, dismissal and appeals. It negotiates confidential exit packages, representing clients in tribunal claims, creating employment contracts and administering TUPE transfers. It also provides HR advice to client companies and assists them with related employment matters.

Corporate insolvency: the firm offers business clients corporate insolvency, including the dissolving of companies and partnerships, solvent liquidations, and the restructuring of a business. It also assists in directors' disqualification and directors' duties, and reaching settlement of purported claims.

Private client: the firm offers a wide range of services from drafting a simple will to advising on and creating complicated trusts. It provides assistance in matters surrounding loss of capacity and vulnerable adults, including drafting and registering LPA and Court of Protection applications as well as acting as professional deputies or attorneys. The firm is there to guide friends and family after death in obtaining grants of probate and administering estates of all sizes.

Civil litigation: Paul Robinson deals with all aspects of contractual claims, landlord and tenant disputes (residential and commercial), personal injury, commercial disputes; insurance claims, professional negligence, debt recovery, defamation claims, property disputes and contentious probate. Its representation covers the County Courts, High Court and also all forms of alternative dispute resolution. The department also has an accredited mediator.

  • Number of UK partners: 9
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 35
  • Breakdown of work %
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  • Real estate: 30
  • Commercial property: 10
  • Family: 17
  • Crime: 11
  • Private client: 9
  • Civil litigation: 12
  • Other: 11




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