Head of Business services
Paul is Head of Business Services at Ashtons Legal and is a member of the Corporate & Commercial team. He has a particular interest in the acquisition and disposal of companies and businesses.
Paul is based at our Ipswich office.
Ashtons Legal’s Paul Whittingham advised a French technology company on purchasing a German software company, and represented a Diss-based manufacturer on supply agreements with US clients. - Legal 500
Ashtons Legal provides ‘excellent service and keeps clients up to date’. Paul Whittingham, who is praised for his ‘excellent communication and advisory skills’, advised shareholders of Gas-Arc Group on the company’s $40m sale of share capital. - Legal 500
Ipswich-based Paul Whittingham is described by peers as a "good, sensible and pragmatic corporate lawyer." He focuses his practice on the acquisition and disposition of businesses.- Chambers & Partners
Paul Whittingham earns praise from peers and clients alike. One interviewee commented: “He is pragmatic, has a good commercial perspective and is fun to work with even in pressured situations.” - Chambers & Partners
"Paul dealt with our company restructure requirements effectively, quickly and to an agreed budget. His knowledge ensured that all aspects were well covered and translated in concise, understandable terms. I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul.” - Ashtons Legal client.
Paul Whittingham is ‘very good on acquisitions & start-ups', 'pragmatic negotiation' & 'keeps a tight view on the legal issues’. - Legal 500
Paul Whittingham focuses his practice on acquisitions and disposals, with particular expertise in acting for franchise businesses. Clients praise him as "incredibly detailed" and appreciate his client relationships skills: "He's actually good fun to deal with and that makes the whole thing much better." - Chambers & Partners, 2017
"Paul Whittingham is noted for his ‘prompt understanding of clients’ needs and efficient management of all matters’." - Legal 500
Paul Whittingham is described as "a good lawyer who likes to get the job done." - Chambers & Partners 2018
Paul Whittingham is ‘excellent, always reassuring‘ - Legal 500