Meet the Team


Paul Cowdery

– Dispute Resolution Partner

I am head of our Dispute Resolution team and have worked as a litigator since 1989. I have experience in resolving claims in a wide range of matters including commercial disputes, commercial property litigation, contract claims, personal injury, professional negligence and employment matters. I also advise on equity release issues and residential lease enfranchisement and extensions which are an area where particular care is required.

My approach is practical, realistic and commercial. Whilst having an eye for detail, I will not lose sight of the bigger picture. My priority is to obtain the best outcome for you as quickly and efficiently as possible – this may be fighting to progress a claim, negotiating the best settlement terms to resolve a dispute or effective and tactical handling of court claims.

I have many years’ experience advising both businesses and individuals which enables me to be flexible and adaptable to your needs. I will always treat your case as unique.

I am also the firm’s Finance Director and a member of its Management Board. I am a member of the Law Society.

  • I qualified in 1989
  • BA Honours Degree In Law and Politics (1986) and Law Society Final Examination (1987) – articled and qualified in Twickenham, went on to work in Richmond before moving to Clarke & Son in Basingstoke in 1996. Became a Partner in 1998.
  • Years worked in current practice area – General litigation since 1989 involving a wide range of disputes for business and private clients; Property (contentious and non-contentious since 1989); Employment – last 10 years; acting for business and private clients

Outside work, I enjoy family life, sport, walking the dog, current affairs and when I get the time some amateurish strumming of the guitar!