Paul Smith is Head of Civil and Commercial Litigation and has specialised in these areas of law for more than 30 years.

For over 20 years, I was partner and head of litigation at Blackhams solicitors in Birmingham. In 2009 I launched my own specialist litigation and dispute resolution practice (PJS Law) which became merged with Taylor Fordyce in 2012.

Throughout my career, I have been driven by the desire to help clients achieve a resolution to their legal problems. After qualifying and prior to specialising, I gained wide experience during a post qualification period I often describe as a '10 year apprenticeship', working as a general litigation solicitor in all areas of civil, family law and criminal law. This experience enabled me to acquire a 'street wise' reputation and gain extensive knowledge and expertise in most areas of civil law; but particularly those involving court proceedings (litigation) or alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for either claimants or defendants.

I regularly receive instructions from business clients (including companies, partnerships and sole traders) on their legal problems, but equally undertake work from individuals seeking my advice in relation to a range of different matters. Typically, these will involve claims for breach of contract and breaches of duty, personal injury, professional negligence, rights over land or property, trusts and inheritance claims.

Instructing Paul:

Contact Paul by calling him on 01962 810915 to discuss your legal problem and he will be happy to explain how we can assist you.

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