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Paul Tomkins

Partner & Head of Real Estate Litigation | Nottingham

"Paul Tomkins is an industry legend. Clever, canny and client focused."
The Legal 500, 2024

Call: 0345 050 3260 Mobile: 0780 390 7835

About Paul

Paul has extensive experience in dealing with all Real Estate Litigation issues, including contested and uncontested lease renewals, dilapidations claims, break clause issues, service charge disputes and easement and covenant matters.

Paul ensures that he and his team understands their clients’ specific business needs – so that they do not simply offer the client a list of legal options, but a practical solution tailored to the clients’ specific business requirements. Paul’s focus is on the expense, time and risk of litigation and does not “get lost” in interesting legal points with no commercial impact.

Paul is listed as a Leading Individual in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition). He is listed as a Recommended Lawyer and Leading Individual in The Legal 500 (2024 edition) for Property Litigation.


  • Property Litigation Association

Notable work & expertise


  • DN

    "All I can say is that as a solicitor dealing with contentious property matters I am glad that Paul works for us rather than against us! Over a num...

    Darren Nelson-Hall

    Co-operative Estates

  • NC

    "Having Paul Tomkins on your side is invaluable, he brings astuteness, clarity of thought and awareness of client needs second to none. Paul is an...

    Nigel Channer, Head of Legal Services

    Corby Borough Council

  • DG

    "Paul Tomkins has an open, down to earth commercial approach. For me, one of Paul's greatest strengths is that he is always contactable, quick to r...

    Daniel Gwynn, Head of Legal Services (Property)

    Travis Perkins

  • "‘Paul Tomkins – A great client manager, always open to feedback and genuinely interested in the needs of our business and what matters to us."

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • "‘Paul Tomkins is excellent. Pragmatic, decisive and adaptable."

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • “Paul's professionalism and expertise are a given, but what’s really impressive is his absolute dedication and his willingness to communicate the u...

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • "The team is led by Paul Tomkins. Another great team leader who remains at the top of his game. A very skilled lawyer who gets his sleeves rolled-u...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • "Paul Tomkins: he is known for being a commercial, pragmatic, and creative problem-solver. He excels at 1954 Act cases, dilapidations, and contenti...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • "I have worked primarily with Paul Tomkins. He leads his team by example and gives clear uncomplicated advice. He has a great skill in being able t...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • "I have worked primarily with Paul Tomkins. He leads his team by example and gives clear uncomplicated advice. He has a great skill in being able t...

    The Legal 500, 2023

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