Family Law

With 30 years’ experience Paul really does understand the issues involved, such as the stress, emotions and anxiety,all of which play a unique role in family law and resolving disputes. The needs of the client and the children, and the pressures that one party often imposes on the other are not subjects found in a text book but are only understood through years of practicing in the field of family law.

The Law

Paul not only brings family law to the table as he has years of experience dealing with most other aspects of law. Understanding trusts, companies, partnerships and property law all have a part to play in resolving family disputes.

This additional experience sets Paul apart from his competitors.

The Client

The most important person in the case.

Often a client’s needs are overlooked by the solicitor. Milligan Law always put their clients’ needs first.

We understand their feelings and their needs when going through a process of separation.

We care about the results.

According to clients interviewed for the 2013 edition of Chambers & Partners’ guide to the legal profession, Paul “maintains a focus on resolving complicated financial cases. Clients remark on his wealth of experience, expertise and pragmatic advice.” In the 2012 edition of Chambers & Partners he was described by his clients as “straight forward, no- nonsense and robust without being aggressive.”

Paul was the first solicitor to successfully apply for a Writ of Sequestration in a contact case (Richardson v Richardson (1989) Family Division, 26 May 1989), and has also recently obtained a Writ Ne Exeat Regno (seizure of passport order), a rarely used and unusual historic application. He has had many cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal resulting in extensive knowledge of family law and the surrounding law.

Paul is a member of Resolution and an accredited member of the Law Society’s Advanced Family Law scheme. Paul was a former chairman of the Family division of Primerus, a worldwide group of law firms which provides useful contacts for international cases which we find increasingly common.

Paul specialises in resolving complex financial disputes. He is qualified to undertake and supervise Search Orders in the High Court. He has experience of worldwide freezing orders and protecting the parties’ assets. He has dealt with cases across Europe and worldwide, including America, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Paul’s interests outside of Law

Paul enjoys golf, skiing, gardening, cooking, rugby union, hiking, and music.

Paul has 2 children; George a trainee actuary and Emma in her final year at Edinburgh university studying Chinese.