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Paul Ridge

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Bindmans LLP

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Public law and human rights department.


Partner in the public law department and head of housing and Court of Protection teams. His varied public law practice saw him acting for protestors at Parliament Square in the Court of Appeal and for a religious charity in the Supreme Court. Paul is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and frequently conducts judicial reviews relating to community care, often overlapping with property and capacity issues. A finalist for legal aid lawyer of the year in 2012.


Joined Bindmans in 2001; associate in 2006; partner 2010.


Human Rights Lawyers Association; Community Care Law Reports advisory panel; Housing Law Practitioners Association.

London: Private client

Court of Protection

Within: Court of Protection

Bindmans LLP has a diverse practice that advises on a wide range of matters from cases concerning the withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration to acting for high-profile individuals on various Court of Protection issues. It also advises on other matters such as an individual’s capacity to consent to marry or the validity of patients’ advance decisions to refuse treatment. The highly recommended Laura Hobey-Hamsher is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and family members on complex matters and also acts for bereaved family members at inquests. Head of team Paul Ridge also has a significant Court of Protection caseload. This team is doing well and is one to watch. Charlotte Haworth Hird and Will Whitaker are also recommended.

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London: Real estate

Social housing: tenant

Within: Leading individuals

Paul Ridge - Bindmans LLP

Within: Social housing: tenant

Social housing has been an area of focus at Bindmans LLP for 45 years. The firm's first-rate reputation is illustrated by practice head Paul Ridge being sought out for particularly challenging housing matters, such as those involving community care, public law and disability rights issues. The firm's work has been dominated by matters arising from the Grenfell Tower fire; Ridge is currently acting for 198 people in an inquiry into the tragedy, which is exploring the causes of the fire, along with the political and regulatory framework connected with housing, regeneration and construction. In addition, the firm also serves as a standing adviser to Lancaster West Residents Association and Silchester Residents Association in relation to the fire; the scope of the advice has included the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's consultation obligations, regeneration, leaseholder rights and rehousing. Ridge is supported by solicitor Christian Hansen.

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