Paul Beevers

Paul Beevers

West Yorkshire
Membership Status: Mediator

Results and Memberships

Feedback score: 3923 League table position: 23 / 169 Total Mediations undertaken: 287 Member Level: Elite Mediator

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General Information

Background

Paul has over 30 years experience as a Solicitor (1980). He began in general practice dealing with a wide range of work, from commercial litigation for clients such as Butler Machine Tool Company to property, landlord and tenant, professional negligence, probate and personal injury claims.

He left general practice to become an in-house Solicitor for a major finance company and then a bank which added asset finance, PFI contracts, banking and consumer credit to his knowledge base. Lured back into private practice he continued to act for banks and finance companies both litigating and drafting agreements for high value and sometimes innovative transactions.

After specialising for a few years Paul returned to general practice when one of his major clients closed down. The main focus of his personal work then had a Chancery bias with trusts, including ToLATA and pensions, professional negligence, property and mortgages, partnership and shareholder disputes, probate and inheritance litigation, including capacity want of knowledge and approval undue influence mutual wills and proprietary estoppel cases. His recent cases include Evans v Cherry Tree Finance [2008] EWCA Civ 33 on the definition of a consumer, Dingmar v Dingmar [2006] EWCA Civ 942 on the interpretation of s.9 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 and Consolidated Finance Ltd v Collins [2013] EWCA Civ 475 on the application of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 to a bankruptcy annulment scheme. Paul also mentored a number of younger solicitors and trainees who dealt with a wider range of work including landlord and tenant, business tenancy renewals including mobile phone masts, leasehold enfranchisement, dilapidations, commercial contracts, sale of goods, banking and borrowing, and insolvency.

Paul has now retired as a Solicitor to concentrate on his work as an independent Mediator, an Arbitrator and a Deputy District Judge. 

Mediation

Paul was accredited as a Mediator in 2002 and as an active independent Mediator he undertakes four or five mediations a month on average. His feedback includes:

"Mediator, Paul Beevers was excellent. He had a fantastic knowledge of the subject area (1975 Act claims). A settlement was reached and this was largely in part to his facilitating discussions between the parties."  Hayes & Storr

“ Paul  Beevers is clearly a Knowledgable and authorative Mediator who handled the parties with the calm assurance of a very experienced practitioner….”- Mark Edmondson ( Solicitor)

 "Paul outlined the process extremely clearly to the clients and using Paul's methods the parties were able to reach an agreement that before the mediation had seemed highly unlikely. I and my clients were very impressed with Paul and grateful for his assistance."

"He was client sympathetic but authoritative and persuasive. As a result a satisfactory solution was reached despite a rather recalcitrant client."

"My clients found Paul understanding of their case and sensitive to the particular issues. "

"He bridged what appeared to be quite a large gap between the parties and we would instruct him again for similar cases."

"Excellent mediator. Always well prepared and uses the time efficiently and productively"

"Thank-you again for your help with this and in particular your proactive style. I very much appreciate your driving matters forward in a timely way."

"Paul has mediated many cohabitation disputes and I highly recommend him as an effective mediator. He always prepares thoroughly, he puts the parties at ease and works very hard to enable to the parties to reach a solution."

"Paul has an in depth knowledge of his subject area and a calm, authoritative approach which works well in defusing tension and creating an environment where a settlement can be reached."

"Despite the contentious nature of the subject matter the case resolved at mediation. Paul's approach towards a nervous Client was positive and reassuring and assisted in fostering a constructive stance towards the process of negotiation."

"Paul Beevers was excellent - highly professional and quite clearly immensely experienced"

Paul has now completed more than 350 mediations covering subjects such as:

• Wills, trusts, probate and Inheritance Act claims
• Trusts of land, resulting and constructive trusts and cohabitee disputes
• Proprietary estoppel and other equitable claims
• EPA LPA and Court of Protection disputes
• Boundary and easement disputes
• Professional negligence claims - solicitors, surveyors and accountants
• Commercial and construction disputes
• Partnership disputes
• Shareholder disputes and breach of fiduciary duty
• Employment and restrictive covenants
• Distribution and Franchise Agreements
• Business tenancies, renewal and dilapidations
• Landlord and tenant, disrepair and unlawful eviction claims
• Supply of goods and services, satisfactory quality, exclusion clauses and consequential loss
• Road traffic accidents
• Liability to contribute to care home costs

and is ranked in Chambers UK Directory for 2014, 2015 and 2016

Huddersfield-based Paul Beevers comes recommended for his ability to settle difficult cases. Sources comment on his broad ranging expertise and his insightful, strategic approach to dispute resolution.

His Clerksroom history records his mediations from 2009.

 

Feedback

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Q1 (9.11)
Q2 (8.39)
Q3 (9.28)
Q4 (9.70)
Q5 (9.44)
Q6 (8.93)
Q7 (8.96)
Q8 (8.77)
Q9 (9.00)
Q10 (8.93)

History

History
  • Date

    Nature of dispute

    Outcome

  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Property
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Trust of Land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act/Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • TOLATA
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • TOLATA/Breach of fiduciary duty
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of Land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Dispute
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Insurance Brokerage
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
    Outcome: Settled
  • Sale of goods
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Shareholders dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary and easement dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Equipment lease
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Professional fees
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of Land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Settled
  • Nuisance
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Settled
  • Professional fees
    Outcome: Settled
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Commercial Contract
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Trust of Land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
    Outcome: Settled
  • TOLATA
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Dissolution of Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Defamation
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Liability of Trustees for debt
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of Land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Fishing rights and easements
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Nuisance
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Trust of Land
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Professional Negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Dissolution of Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of Land
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of Land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Inheritance Act claim
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of Land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Professional negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Professional negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of Land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Partnership dissolution
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Shareholders dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Shareholders dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Professional negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Shareholders dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Trust of land/Proprietary estoppel
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of Land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Shareholders dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Professional negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of Land
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Promissory notes
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of Land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of Land
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act claim
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of Land
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Bank guarantee
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate/Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Leasehold covenants
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Professional negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Restrictive covenants (land)
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Business Sale
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Hire Purchase
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Nuisance
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Proprietary estoppel
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Court of Protection
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Patnership/Trust of Land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Professional negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Joint venture
    Outcome: Settled
  • Constructive Trust
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contentious Probate/ Discretionary Trust
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Shareholders Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contentious Probate
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Inheritance Act claim
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Business tenancy
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Professional Negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Sale of Goods
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • TOLATA/Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Conversion/Hire Purchase
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Settled
  • Shareholders dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Care home fees
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Shareholders dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Sale of Goods
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Lease renewal
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Contested Probate
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Professional Negligence
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Nuisance
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Commercial contract
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Easement
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Sale of Goods
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Separated unmarried couple
    Outcome: Settled
  • Noise nuisance
    Outcome: Settled
  • Nuisance - watercourse
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Court of Protection
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord and tenant
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Sale of Goods
    Outcome: Settled
  • Debt
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Settled
  • Debt
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Easement
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord and tenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Contentious probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Professional negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Easement
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Minor construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust of land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Housing disrepair
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Minor construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Employment
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Easement
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Did Not Settle

Insurance

Insurance
  • Insurance Provider Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd
  • Certificate Status Certificate on file
  • Expiry Date 10 October 2017
  • Level of Cover 2000000

CPD & Training

CPD & Training
  • Mediation Training Provider The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Date Qualified as Mediator 28 June 2002
  • Training Certificate Download PDF

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