Paul Lakin

Professional Negligence


36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

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Louise Barnes
Luke Heywood

Professional Negligence

Paul has considerable expertise in profession negligence claims with particular emphasis on solicitors, surveyors, construction professionals, architects and accountants. He is currently involved in large scale litigation against a number of solicitors for negligence arising out of the mis-selling of park homes and the purchase of those homes.

He also is currently acting for a number of surveyors defending negligence claims in relation to valuations used for sub-prime mortgages.

Significant Reported Cases

Speak v Myerson [2012] EWCA Civ 1723


Before coming to the Bar Paul was a solicitor with both Watson Burton and Brooke North.  He practises in all aspects of chancery and commercial dispute resolution. 

His practice is predominantly contentious with particular specialism in all areas of Real Property work (registered and unregistered land, commercial, residential and agricultural) including restrictive covenants, easements, boundaries, highways, mortgages and landlord & tenant.

Paul also specialises in all aspects of trust, probate and administration, commercial, company and insolvency work with particular emphasis on claims for equitable relief.

Paul undertakes professional negligence work in his practice areas referred to above with particular emphasis on solicitors, surveyors, construction professionals, architects and accountants.

As a former solicitor Paul is very client focused and understands the needs of clients for clear impartial advice.

Paul will also undertake non-contentious drafting relating to the above practice areas were necessary.

Year of Call: 2000


Areas of Expertise

Middle Temple

Chancery Bar Association

Northern Chancery Bar Association

Northern & North Eastern Circuits


BSC (Hons); LLB (Hons)


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