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About Paul Britton.

Approach.

At Britton and Time Solicitors, litigation sits at at the forefront of everything we do. The world we live in is increasingly becoming full of individuals who are only out to look after themselves. We work tirelessly to balance our client’s lives and take the stress out of everyday legalities.

I believe strongly in getting quick results for my clients to save on their costs, while doing everything we can to get them a fair result. Britton and Time Solicitors is founded on these principles. We represent those who have been legally wronged, pushed to one side without any considerations, or accused of crimes they did not commit. It is for these reasons that I founded Britton and Time Solicitors.

Paul’s legal areas.

Litigation

Criminal

Employment

Family

Property

Notable cases.

2015

Paul was involved in a highly complex, £40 million proceeds of crime case involving multi-jurisdictional issues as well as seized goods, frozen accounts and assets. The case was heard in the Crown Court and lasted 8 weeks.

In the same year, he acted in a child abduction case heard in Manchester. The case involved matters such as alienation, assault, domestic abuse and contempt of court proceedings.

2016

Paul acted for Mr Powell in the well-publicised case of Powell v Thomas. The civil case spanned 2 years and involved sophisticated expert evidence, a quantum meruit agreement and disputes over property interests.

Later in the year, he acted on a contested probate issue for his beneficiary clients who successfully brought a claim against the estate in question.

2017

Paul acted for an international client regarding a contractual interest in property that dated back several years. The matter was heard in Wales and he achieved an award that far exceeded his client’s expectations.

He also acted for a high net-worth client in an extremely contentious and complex matrimonial dispute involving divorce, finances and child contact arrangements.

2018

Paul was instructed to act in a complex Admiralty Court case (Queens Bench Division) which crossed with a claim under the Inheritance Act in the Property, Trust and Probate Court (Chancery Division). He successfully secured a maritime asset for his client in the Admiralty Courts, while simultaneously being successful in the Inheritance Act claim.

Paul exercised his rights of audience in both cases to achieve the best result for his client.

Furthermore, he also acted for another client in a high-profile matrimonial and Schedule 1 Children Act case, which included multi-jurisdictional issues. This protracted and complicated dispute was over residence, contact and an application to permanently remove the children from the jurisdiction.

Other cases throughout the year included matters of intractable and alienated parentage.

2019

Paul acted for an elderly client who had been subjected to sophisticated fraud and undue influence by her accountant. The unlawful conduct took place over decades and detailed forensic accounting was required to uncover what had transpired.

Also in 2019, he acted for a client to tackle a complex and commercially sensitive issue at short notice, and provided urgent legal and tactical advice in the early stages of an investigation into a potentially serious criminal allegation that resulted in no further action by the authorities.

2020

Paul acted for and successfully defended a client who was accused of crimes under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

In the same year, and despite a pandemic, he also resolved a high net-valued contested estate for his executor clients.

2021

Paul continued to act for clients on matters from Contested Probates to Criminal matters in both the magistrates and crown courts.

In a family dispute, he settled a £9 million matrimonial matter at second hearing with no spousal maintenance, pension sharing order or lump sum payment and achieved a clean break order.

In a separate case, Paul was successful while acting for a wife, in expelling a post-nuptial agreement from evidence in financial remedy proceedings.

2022

In a Schedule 1, Overspend, Costs Clawback action, Paul was successful in persuading the court to backdate the agreed child maintenance to the start of proceedings; this secured his client a lump sum of £25,000 which, in turn, allowed her to clear all debts to date.

In a separate litigation case, Paul recently achieved a judgment, after three years of contentious litigation, in favour of his client in a seven-figure sum. Costs were awarded in favour of his client on an indemnity basis.

Paul continues to act for clients on a variety of matters from fraud to employment and is available to take instructions from both our London Mayfair and Brighton office.

Reviews of Paul.

"Top Service"

We first met Paul a couple of years ago when he took over what was a very complicated case for one of our landlords. I cannot recommend him and his firm highly enough. Super professional and highly experienced.

Julie

"Excellent Firm"

The communication from this firm was excellent. The advice was direct to the point and really informative. Paul Britton could not have been any better the help I received was above par and the advice was outstanding. I cannot rate this firm high enough they are efficient, and well organised.

Elish

"Great firm, better solicitors and top client care"

Cannot fault the professionalism this firm offers. A positive outcome is due to the commitment Paul Britton has for his clients, his knowledge is outstanding, and he is an eloquent negotiator.

Dale

"The best firm"

Instructed this firm to undertake a dispute that I had based on a breach of contract. They were upfront from the start with their fees and were able to manage my expectations. I can’t recommend their services enough, particularly the solicitor, Paul Britton, who dealt with my matter.

Igor

"I highly recommend Britton and Time Solicitors"

Paul has helped my partner and I with excellent professional advice on a very difficult and challenging freehold-leasehold property matter. Paul thoroughly knows his property law and has provided us with top-class legal advice together with a pragmatic approach on the best way forward to gain a positive outcome. Clear and concise throughout.

Martin White

"Very grateful!"

A few weeks ago I needed legal advice very quickly. Paul was able to offer me the necessary assistance and guidance within the required period. Express and friendly service, with great professionalism from him and his entire team. I would highly recommend Britton and Time and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again in the future.

Nuria Albaledejo

"I won't hesitate to refer again"

I referred a client to Paul in relation to a settlement agreement. This was a particularly difficult and personal situation that was handled with complete professionalism, compassion and was resolved very quickly. The client was very pleased at how easy Britton and Time Solicitors made this process and they have been able to move on after a positive experience. 

Jessica J Freeman

"Professional and eloquent"

I first met Paul 4 years ago and immediately found him to be both professional and eloquent. We have reconnected since his move to the south coast and I would have no hesitation in referring my friends and clients to him, knowing they would be in safe hands.

David Park

"Always a professional service"

Paul has been my solicitor for nearly 10 years now, I wouldn’t go anywhere else, always a professional service, good value and great results!

Gareth Powell

"100% recommend"

Paul Britton helped me out in 2016. He was very professional and an amazing support to me. At the time I was very heavily pregnant, the case I needed help and advice with caused me alot of stress. Paul was with me every step of the way and I cannot thank him enough for all he did for me.

Hayley Cooper

"Will recommend you to others!"

Thank you for all your support on my recent case. Paul was extremely professional, flexible and worked around the clock to ensure the best possible result was achieved. 

Lewis Toppin

"Informative, polite, professional and approachable"

The solicitors at Britton & Time are informative, polite, professional and approachable. Thank you Paul and the rest of the team!

Eiris

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