Paul Ashwell > The Chambers of Richard Booth QC > Brighton, England > Lawyer Profile

The Chambers of Richard Booth QC
1 Crown Office Row, Brighton


Property advice and litigation: advice on options, sale of land, appearing at planning inquiries, commercial and residential landlord and tenant litigation and specific performance. General Chancery litigation including commercial contracts, company directors, fraud, insolvency, partnership, probate and trusts of land.


Qualified 1977; Inner Temple.


Planning and Environment Bar Association; Property Bar Association; London Common Law Bar Association.


Clark University (1976 BA High Hons).


Swimming, ancient Greek, canoeing, chess, badminton, opera, fell-walking.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Paul Ashwell1 Crown Office Row, BrightonHe communicates well and has a good court manner.

1 Crown Office Row, Brighton‘s practice has ‘good strength and depth‘ and fields a property team that is active across a broad range of residential landlord and tenant work. Commercial property matters are another key pillar of strength for the group, which is also adept at representing local authorities in housing matters. The ‘very directSimon Sinnatt has been active in adverse possession and dilapidation claims, while Michael Walker has expertise in landlord and tenant disputes. Paul Ashwell and rising star Matthew Withers (‘very personable, proactive, calm and reassuring with clients‘) are other key practitioners.

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Paul Ashwell – 1 Crown Office Row, Brighton ‘A barrister who exudes confidence. Meticulous, with good commercial acumen, and excellent with clients.