Paul Letman

Paul Letman

Profile

A senior junior specialising in property litigation, including residential and commercial landlord and tenant, enfranchisement work, land law from restrictive covenant to environmental issues, as well as major construction litigation and related professional negligence work. Paul has substantial experience in the Chancery Division and Chancery List at Central London CC, before different leasehold valuation tribunals and the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry as well as in the Technology & Construction Court and arbitration.

Recent significant L&T cases have included the Stanley Docks, Liverpool litigation, as well as valuable freehold enfranchisement claims such as Poets Chase, Greenhill, Goldeagle, K&Q Wharf and Cadogan Square premises which have been at the forefront of the legal/valuation issues in this area. He was recently nominated as enfranchisement counsel of the year. He acted for Smithfield Market Traders Association in the house of Commons and Lords in Crossrail and continues to act for the Association on commercial lease issues.

In Construction,  Paul acts for a number of leading housebuilders and developers in disputes ranging from shop refurbishments to multi-million pound loss and expense and defects claims. He is very experienced in adjudication, high profile claims include the new galleries at the Wallace collection, Cardiff Bay Hotel and HSBC private client headquarters. Recent work in the TCC also includes significant dilapidations and forfeiture claims. 

Publications and Lectures:

Former editor of TECBAR Review; edits the Commercial Law and Property Law bulletins produced by Chambers; has lectured and published widely on his specialist areas of interest, including collateral warranties, forfeiture and commercial leases and latent damage.

Memberships

TECBAR (committee member and former editor of the Tecbar Review)
Chancery Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
CLBM CLCC representative

Qualifications

BSc (Civil Engineering) Nottingham University 

Legal Directories

Legal 500, 2016

'Exceptional; his strengths lie in his attention to detail and enormous amounts of experience'.
Property Litigation - Leading juniors 
'An impressive combination of technical excellence, experience and commercial thinking'

Construction – Leading juniors

Chambers & Partners 2017:

'He is able to identify issues extremely quickly'.
Construction

'A pleasure to be against. He presents his case strongly but in a very affable manner.'
Real Estate Litigation

Chambers & Partners 2016:


'A highly regarded senior junior, who represents clients in landlord and tenant disputes, and is particularly strong on enfranchisement cases. He also handles property-related professional negligence disputes.'
'He is very bright, has a very nice style in court and doesn't take bad points.'
'He is very good at developing points in a way that is persuasive'.
Real Estate Litigation