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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 > Contentious trusts and probate

Blanchards Bailey LLP offers a variety of contentious expertise to its primarily Dorset-based clients, with a focus on inheritance disputes. The firm also has expanded its focus on Court of Protection matters, led by senior associate Lucy Mignot. Paul Dunlop leads the practice and has experience with agricultural clients and deathbed gifts matters, while Ben Jones was recently promoted to partner..

South West > Private client > Agriculture and estates

Blanchards Bailey LLP‘s agricultural practice focuses on working with individual farmers and businesses on a range of issues. With offices across rural Dorset, the firm has experience with a variety of agricultural and business matters including partnerships, renewable energy, and commercial contracts. Practice head Paul Dunlop specialises in partnership, boundary and land disputes. Recently promoted partner Robin Cole offers expertise in land development and farm diversification.

South West > Employment > Employment: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

The HR and employment team at Blanchards Bailey LLP offers services tailored to the needs of its local small business clientele. This is led by team head Paul Dunlop, who has strong litigation experience as well as an understanding of agricultural employers.  Jane Eldridge oversees the practice’s HR consultancy arm. In addition to strengths with religious and educational clients, the team has gained new work from consultancy clients.

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

The ‘professional and efficient‘ litigation team at Blanchards Bailey LLP is popular among owner-managed, family-owned businesses and high-net-worth individuals across the South West. Paul Dunlop heads up the team and handles a range of commercial disputes for SMEs and agricultural sector clients.