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Blanchards Bailey LLP
DT11 9LQ


Principal Head of Litigation and Disputes


Paul is a principal of the firm, the Head of Litigation and Disputes and the head of the agriculture team. He has experience and expertise in all civil litigation matters, such as issuing court proceedings, mediation, arbitration, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, issuing insolvency proceedings and enforcement of Judgments. He advises clients on contract disputes, negligence claims, debt recovery, nuisance claims, boundary disputes, building disputes, Consumer Rights Act claims and specialises in landlord and tenant disputes and Probate and Inheritance Act claims. He is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and the Country Land and Business Association.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Private client > Agriculture and estates

Blanchards Bailey LLP works with an impressive roster of longstanding clients including farming families, rural landowners and businesses. Paul Dunlop leads the team; he has over 16 year’s of agricultural experience and is a board member on the Country Land Business Association for Dorset and the Dorset Agricultural Society. Private client associate Kelly Miller joined from Humphries Kirk, while company commercial solicitor Mark Howell joined from Coles Miller Solicitors LLP.

South West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

Blanchards Bailey LLP is ‘an excellent firm to work with’ and takes a ‘knowledgeable, flexible and personal approach’ to regional litigation. The team particularly stands out for its knowledge of the farming and agriculture sectors and experience in private client mandates and property litigation. Paul Dunlop and Ben Jones jointly lead the practice.

South West > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Blanchards Bailey LLP has growing expertise in Court of Protection work, with Lucy Mignot expanding her practice here. The practice is headed by Paul Dunlop and Ben Jones. Dunlop has over 21 years’ civil litigation experience. Jones specialises in property and company commercial disputes.