Paul Thomas, Consultant

Commercial Law

PAUL THOMAS is a former pupil of Abingdon School and a student of Jurisprudence at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in law from Oxford University in 1981 and his Master of Arts in 1984. He went to Guildford Law School and began his legal career with the City of London firm Titmuss, Sainer & Webb where he did his articles.

Paul qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and remained with Titmuss, Sainer & Webb for over 7 years.

Paul moved to another London firm in 1989 with another partner of Titmuss, Sainer & Webb to set up a fraud and commercial dispute unit with Jeffrey Green Russell. His most well known case was the court of appeal decision relating to directors disqualification called Sevenoaks Stationers. He moved back to the City of London in 1991 and became a partner in the firm of Alsop Wilkinson which merged to become Dibb Lupton Alsop. Paul dealt with commercial disputes, insolvency issues, fraud related claims and supervised property litigation whilst with Alsop Wilkinson .

Paul left Dibb Lupton Alsop and became a Consultant with Quinn Melville in 1999, and became a partner of Quinn Barrow in 2008. He advises on all types of commercial disputes, commercial deals and fraud related matters. He is very familiar with shareholders’ rights, partnership disputes, confiscation and restraint order issues.

Paul does not confine his work to the North West – he is often in the High Court in London where he has practised for over 30 years. He has in the past dealt with high profile Judicial Review applications, disputes between football agents, directors disqualifications,personal guarantee litigation and professional negligence.

Current areas of Work :-

  • Commercial Agreements and Company share sales.
  • Commercial Litigation.
  • Shareholders Agreements and Disputes.
  • Partnership Disputes.
  • Negligence Litigation.
  • Judicial Review Proceedings.
  • Company Due Diligence Work.
  • Restraint orders and Receiver Appointments
  • Fraud related disputes
  • Bank personal guarantees
  • Standards Board matters


“Paul Thomas dealt with everything very professionally and gave clear advice” – TM