Paul is a Partner in the Real Estate team at international law firm Taylor Wessing LLP. Paul has 16 years' experience advising real estate developers, investors and funders. He leads the Student Accommodation team at Taylor Wessing and has particular expertise in advising developers and investors in the sector. Paul has acted for McLaren Property since it was formed in 2010 on its pipeline of student accommodation developments across the UK. Recent experience includes advising McLaren Property in connection with its sale by way of forward funding of a portfolio of six student housing developments to a new investment vehicle owned by a group of German pension funds and managed by Hines. The portfolio comprises six development sites in Cambridge, Oxford, Kingston, Aberdeen and two locations in Brighton, and will deliver more than 1,100 beds in total. Taylor Wessing's team of specialists in real estate, planning, construction tax, corporate structuring and finance has wide ranging experience and an in depth knowledge of the market and its sophistications for all stakeholders involved in the student accommodation sector.