Paul Newton is a partner in the firm's family department. He qualified as a solicitor in September 2003, joined Clintons in 2004 and was made a partner in 2011. He has specialised in family law since qualification and is experienced in all aspects of family law, with a particular emphasis on the resolution of complex financial disputes arising from divorce and pre and post-nuptial agreements. Paul is ranked in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500:
Chambers and Partners 2016: “Paul Newton is described as: ‘an excellent solicitor with a very good way of communicating with his clients’ who is ‘very sensible and pragmatic.’”
Chambers and Partners 2015: “Paul Newton is considered to be a strong choice for matrimonial finance matters, and is also noted for his expertise in prenuptial agreements and his skills as an arbitrator. One source notes that he is ‘very good at getting the deal done - he thinks of the outcome from the word go.’”
Paul is ranked as a “Leading individual” in Legal 500 2016: “Paul Newton garners praise for his ‘meticulous attention to detail and brilliance at handling complex and high-value matters’.
Legal 500 2015: “Paul Newton ‘rolls up his metaphorical sleeves to get the job done.’”
Legal 500 2014: “Paul Newton is ‘easy to work with'.”
Legal 500 2013: “keeps the client’s feet on the ground.”
Paul is listed as a “Prominent Figure” in the Citywealth Leaders List 2016: “He is always calm and sensible under pressure, pragmatic and constructive in negotiations and straight in all his dealings. A real pleasure to work with.”
Citywealth Leaders List 2015: "I have worked with Paul on many cases over a number of years. He is extremely commercial, works incredibly hard for his clients, and is a sensible albeit tough negotiator."
Citywealth Leaders List 2014: "I have worked with him on a number of cases including several high value, multi-jurisdictional Pre-Nuptial Agreements. He is well liked by the family law community and, I understand, by his clients. He is fiercely intelligent without being fierce, combining humour, humility, and a sharp mind without any puff, posturing or pretension."
Paul holds specialist accreditation status from Resolution in the areas of complex financial and property matters and emergency procedures in financial matters. Paul is also a trained mediator and practising collaborative lawyer (http://www.londonfamilysolutions.com/).