Paul Longman, Partner & Head of Commercial Property Team Southampton

  • 023 8082 0461
  • 07515 067 427
  • Team:Commercial Property
  • Office:Southampton

Ranked In Chambers UK Logo 2014 - Paul LongmanPaul regularly advises on:

-Development - acting for both landowners and developers on residential and commercial projects ranging from small in-fill schemes to significant developments. That includes working for and dealing with registered providers on affordable housing schemes.

-Investment - purchase, sale and letting of commercial properties for private individuals through to Plc's

-Property Finance - working for lenders on taking security and reviewing existing arrangements. These matters often involve portfolios and multi million pound facilities.

-Re-structuring - insolvency related property matters including LPA receivership.

One Plc client recently described Paul at the end of a significant and protracted deal as "completely unflappable".

Chambers (2018) list Paul as a Notable Practitioner who continues to advise on property finance matters, as well as a number of development schemes. Sources say that he is "very good at taking a practical view on what is important."

Legal 500 (2017) highly recommend Paul, stating he ‘is a highly experienced and knowledgeable commercial property lawyer’

Examples of how Paul has helped clients include:

  • Acting for a buyer Paul recently allowed a client the opportunity to negotiate a substantial discount on a commercial investment purchase by identifying defective drafting on occupational leases.
  • Paul was praised by a developer client on a major mixed use scheme for his "practical and no-nonsense approach" which allowed the freehold purchase and pre-let documentation to be completed within tight timescales.

Away from the office...

Paul enjoys spending time with his young family. When the children allow he likes to watch rugby and remember the days when he was young enough to play.

He is also keen cyclist in his spare time and fits in a round of golf whenever possible.

Specialist areas

  • Investment Property
  • Property Development
  • Real Estate Finance