Area of practice

Paul specialises in advice on contentious issues. He also provides strategic advice on potentially contentious matters involving private clients, trusts, charities, landowners and rural businesses. Paul's expertise covers several areas of law including land and property, trusts, executries, contracts and partnership. He has particular experience of complex property disputes, landlord and tenant disputes and contentious trust or executry matters. As well as involvement in a number of judicial review cases, Paul has also advised and represented clients in high-profile Public Inquiries. Paul represents clients' interests in the Scottish Courts and can also provide advice on alternative forms of dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation.

Following graduation from Aberdeen University, Paul worked in Edinburgh before joining Turcan Connell in 1999. He is a Notary Public and Chair for the Scottish branch of the Property Litigation Association (PLA).

Latest posts from Paul Forrester Smith

Private Residential Tenancy – Ending a PRT and recovering a property - 1st December 2017

Post Morrison v ICL Scottish Law Commission Paper on prescription - 26th July 2017

Be aware of a possible sting in the tail around Scotland's private car park charges | Paul Forrester Smith in The Scotsman - 10th July 2017

Enforceability of Private Parking Charges - 27th June 2017

Judicial review rules will change on 22nd September 2015 - 16th September 2015