Paul Tomkins > Freeths LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Freeths LLP
CUMBERLAND COURT
80 MOUNT STREET
NOTTINGHAM
NG1 6HH
England

Work Department

Real estate litigation.

Position

Partner in real estate litigation team dealing with all types of property disputes, ranging from disputed break notices to dilapidations to lease renewals to tenant insolvency advice. Clients comment that Paul’s advice “often brings a different angle to some of the more traditional advice provided” and that “having Paul Tomkins on your side is invaluable, he brings astuteness, clarityof thought and an awareness of client needs second to none”.

Career

Trained Freeths LLP September 2003-July 2005; qualified 2005; solicitor Freeths July 2005-September 2008; associate Freeths September 2008-September 2010; senior associate Freeths September 2010-2012; partner Freeths 2012 to date.

Languages

German.

Memberships

Property Litigation Association.

Education

Toot Hill Comprehensive School, Bingham, Notts; University of East Anglia (LLB Law, German Law and German Language 2(1)); College of Law, Birmingham (LPC – distinction).

Leisure

Skiing, travel, wine.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Real estate > Property litigation

(Leading individuals)

Paul TomkinsFreeths LLP

Freeths LLP‘s ‘responsive and pragmatic’ team, which is based in Nottingham and Leicester, handles property disputes involving breaches of lease covenants, adverse possession, forfeiture and professional indemnity, among other areas. In Nottingham, Paul Tomkins‘ broad expertise includes service charges disputes, contested lease renewals and dilapidation claims. Simon Baigent, who is based in Leicester, represents real estate clients in various disputes. He also advises insolvent businesses and insolvency practitioners on their property portfolios. Edward Pickard is another key member of the team in Nottingham.