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Paul qualified as a solicitor in 2003. Before founding Newton Kearns, Paul was a partner at a prestigious London law firm where he had worked for 13 years.

Paul is an extremely experienced family lawyer and acts for high net worth clients in respect of all aspects of family law.

Paul is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and is highly recommended in the leading legal directories and has been shortlisted for the Family Lawyer of the Year award at the Chambers High Net Worth Awards 2020.

“Paul Newton is incredibly well-respected by other lawyers…when judges see he is acting they know he is likely to be right, and when other lawyers negotiate with him, they know he will be on top of his game.”

Legal 500 (2024)

“A brilliant lawyer, Paul puts clients at ease, is quietly confident and gets great results.”

Chambers High Net Worth (2023)

“Paul Newton is first class – he is the person I would use if I needed a family lawyer. He is fantastic with people, kind and clever, a joy to work with.”

Legal 500 (2023)

“Whenever I’m asked for a recommendation, I will point clients to Paul Newton. He’s very commercial, client friendly and quick to get to the point.”

Chambers High Net Worth (2022)

“He is fantastically knowledgeable. He is phenomenal with clients and very effective.”

Chambers & Partners UK (2023)

“He is excellent – he is a financial specialist and has excellent strategy.”

Chambers & Partners UK (2021)

“Absolute superstar…very intelligent and completely unflappable.”

Chambers High Net Worth (2021)

“He’s really client-focused and has impressive accuracy.”

Chambers & Partners UK (2022)

“Paul Newton combines technical excellence with a warm and engaging personality.”

Legal 500 (2022)

“A ‘true gent’ who displays confidence without arrogance.”

Chambers & Partners High Net Worth (2020)

“Knows when to stand firm and is very hard to beat.”

Chambers & Partners High Net Worth (2019)

“Paul Newton has remarkable skills and competence but without the arrogance.”

Legal 500 (2019)

“He’s constructive and proactive, available and courteous, and a really great litigator.”

Chambers & Partners UK (2019)

“Paul Newton is recognised for his handling of high-value matrimonial disputes: he can take big, weighty litigation and be unfazed by it.”

Chambers & Partners UK (2017)