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Paul Grimwood

Civil and Commercial Mediator


Practice Overview

A patient and pragmatic approach is the key to the successful resolution of any dispute. Paul Grimwood, Head of Dispute Resolution at a leading solicitors firm with over 25 years experience of litigation and 15 years as a mediator has both of these qualities.   His sense of humour puts all parties at their ease in even the most emotionally charged situations but is coupled with an energetic determination to achieve a settlement which all parties can sign up to.

Although adept at mediating on a whole range of issues, in recent years Paul has increasingly focused on contentious trust and probate cases, Inheritance Act claims and professional negligence disputes.  Having qualified as a mediator in 2001, he has conducted numerous mediations and in the field of contentious trusts, probate and Inheritance Act claims every mediation so far has successfully settled.

In short his USP is that he is “Understanding, Straightforward and Professional”.


Professional Background

Having qualified as a solicitor in 1987 (passing his final exams with first class honours) he joined a firm in Chichester, becoming a partner within two years of qualification.  In 1989 he returned to his current firm where he had trained. 


Other Experience

Before becoming the Head of Dispute Resolution, Paul was for many years the IT Partner successfully overseeing a number of computer and telephone projects.

Paul is a Court of Protection Deputy in several cases and is also a trustee of a registered charity: The Ben Williams Trust.



  • ‘It was very helpful that you had clearly read into the matter and had a full and complete grasp of the issues between the parties, which is not something that I have  experienced in the same way with mediation previously’ – Solicitor to a Party, 2017

  • “amazing / inspiring  -  a class act”.

  • “Paul has an excellent grasp of the way a mediator needs to work”. 


Panel Memberships

Paul is a member of Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists and the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association. 


Areas of Specialism

  • Inheritance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Probate

Get in Touch

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General Office Enquiries
020 3600 5050

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday - 9.00am to 5.30pm
Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Out of Office Contact
Mark Belford +44 7703 308 923

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