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Practice Manager
Maria Rushworth
Arlington House
Bloom Street
M3 6AJ

Paul Im Thurn

Family & Finance

Paul's family law practice spans children and finance, as well as more unusual cases involving divorce itself, annulment, the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court, forced marriage and the Court of Protection.

His public law practice has grown rapidly, and he is now regularly instructed by local authorities in contested care and adoption matters, as well as acting frequently for mothers, fathers and children. He is also an experienced private law advocate, dealing with the complexities of flight risk and enforcement in cases that feature cross-border issues.

His past experience in property and chancery bring useful strengths to Paul's finance practice, equipping him to negotiate effectively at FDR hearings as well as seeing matters through to final hearings.

Client Recommendations:
"The client was pleased with the outcome and your approach to the case and has asked me to secure you for the final hearing". - Christine Sharp, Partner at Sharp Cross & Mann.


Reported Cases

Housing & Commercial Property:

  • SS v Copeland Borough Council (HB) (Housing and council tax benefits: recovery of overpayments) [2016] UKUT 115 (AAC) (29 February 2016) BAILI REPORT

Inquests and Inquiries:

  • Allan Wallace (2016) : Death of care home resident suffering with dementia died 3 weeks after a fight with another resident wearing steel-toe boots. Press coverage


Paul is a member of:

  • The Family Law Bar Association
  • The Court of Protection Practitioners Group
  • Child Concern