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Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP

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100808 WESTCLIFF-1
Benfleet, Billericay, London, Westcliff on Sea

Fiona Colwell

Work 01702 338338
Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Civil litigation and commercial.


Partner and head of civil litigation at the firm. Holds a mostly company/commercial caseload but also deals with the full mix of work in the civil litigation department in a supervisory capacity. Alongside contentious matters, also deals with non-contentious corporate/commercial matters, including business sales/acquisitions, shareholders agreements, partnership agreements and construction contracts.


Rawlins Davy Solicitors, Bournemouth, qualified 2001. Partner Paul Robinson Solicitors 2010. Alongside being a partner and head of civil litigation, Fiona is also the firm’s compliance officer for legal practice and one of the money laundering officers.


German (working knowledge).


Civil Mediation Council; Insolvency Lawyers Association.


The Romsey School; Brunel University (1998 LLB (Hons)); Guildford College of Law (1999 LPC); BPP 2006 Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency; London School of Mediation (2011 Accredited Mediator).


Music –listening to generally and attending concerts –of a diverse range of genres; theatre (comedy, plays, musicals); cinema; running; skiing; watching sport; classic cars; motor racing; cooking; reading and travelling. She is also trustee of a local Citizens Advice Bureau and a Governor at a local Grammar School.

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Essex

Within: Corporate and commercial: Essex

The corporate team of Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP handles business transactions, start-up matters, commercial contracts, and franchise and licensing work, as well as financings and restructurings. An ongoing highlight is the commercial contract advice provided to a pharmaceutical company, involving trusts, suppliers and public procurement proceedings. Mark Deans in Billericay, as well as Wendy Cole and Fiona Colwell in Westcliff-on-Sea, make up the core team of partners.

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Essex

Within: Commercial litigation: Essex

The 'strong' litigation practice at Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP's Westcliff-on-Sea office covers court, tribunal and mediation proceedings, as well as round-table meetings. The team gained experience in commercial supply, public procurement, debt recovery, insolvency, shareholder and asset disputes. Recent highlights include a seven-figure debt recovery claim, which also concerns a fraud action, brought by the firm's client against GE. The team further represented a cleaning company in a dispute with a sleeping shareholder regarding its business restructuring plans. 'Good strategic thinker' Fiona Colwell 'has an excellent manner with clients and focuses on their interests'. Lorraine Lancaster is the second key partner in the practice.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Essex

Within: Employment: Essex

The employment practice at Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP covers both contentious and non-contentious matters for clients in the healthcare, insurance and recruitment sectors, including documentation drafting, TUPE transfers, employee exit packages, restrictive covenants and tribunal claims. Key client TBS GB Telematic & Biomedical Services receives ongoing employment law support, while Runwood Homes and Thames News Services were also represented in 2017. Associate solicitor Hayley Dear is the key practitioner, with support from assistant solicitor Ana James-Pittau, litigation partner Fiona Colwell and legal executive Polly Plant.

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