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Paul Newman

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3PB (Chambers of Nigel Lickley QC)

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Construction and Technology, Property, Professional Negligence, Mediation.


Barrister specialising in ADR, construction and technology, property (especially The Party Wall etc Act 1996) and professional negligence (construction professionals).

ADR Group accredited mediator; Bar Council listed mediator; member of the Association of Wales and Border Counties Mediators; TECBAR accredited arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator.

Cases include:

  • Lovell Projects Ltd v Legg & Carver [2003] BLR 452
  • Boardwell v K3D Partnership Property [2006] ADJ CS 04/21
  • Rankilor (1)/Perco Civil Engineering Ltd v M Igoe Ltd [2006] ADJ LR 01/27
  • David and Teresa Bothma (T/A DAB Builders) v Mayhaven Healthcare Ltd [2007] EWCA Civ 527
  • Melhuish & Saunders Ltd v Hurden & Hurden [2012] EWHC 3119 (TCC)
  • Wycombe Demolition Ltd v Topevent Ltd [2015] EWHC 292 (TCC)

Recent work:

  • A series of four adjudications relating to a 'high end' residential development in Surrey for overseas investors.
  • A dispute, relating to the meaning of 'material breach' under a bespoke construction contract, proceeding in the TCC.
  • Advising a London-based supplier of 'high-end' 'custom' cars in regard to a building defects' claim and other possible claims against the project managers.
  • Was a second adjudication decision enforceable or did it related to a dispute that had previously been decided between the same parties in adjudication?
  • Successful enforcement of the adjudicator's decision in Wycombe Demolition Ltd v Topevent Ltd [2015] EWHC 292 (TCC)
  • Successful appeal against a Party Wall Act Award

Accepts instructions under the Bar’s direct access rules.


Called 1982, Gray’s Inn. He has also worked for a national/international firm of claims consultants and in solicitors’ private practice.


Speaks French (fluent), German and Spanish.


Chairman of the Wales Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2014 to present).


Clare College, Cambridge (1980, MA, Modern Languages Tripos); City University, London (1981, Diploma in Law); Inns of Court School of Law (1982, Bar Finals).


Reading (especially English and German history), country walking and following county cricket.

Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Construction, planning and environment

Within: Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

Paul Newman - 3PBHe has a cool head and a precise eye.’

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