Paul is a Director and Head of the Commercial Property Department and Notary Public.
He is also Vice President of the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce as well as a School Governor.
Paul is an experienced solicitor who specialises in all aspects of property work for both businesses and individuals. He has a direct, yet engaging no nonsense approach to his clients and work and is known for getting the job done.
He enjoys supporting his clients and helping them achieve the outcomes they want.
Paul has good experience in most areas of Commercial Property work and often has a clue where to help steer people if he can’t.
He has particular expertise in landlord and tenant work and enjoys setting up developments for residential and commercial clients.
His clients include businesses with numerous owner-occupier properties and property investors and developers. He looks after portfolios for plc clients but is equally happy to help individuals and companies on acquiring businesses, assets and taking leases.
He says “Each and every client is equally important to me”.
Experience includes :
Setting up a £15 million residential development scheme in the Midlands; acting on various residential developments in Gloucestershire and the Midlands, negotiating statutory agreements with local authorities, acting for private and main stream lenders on security work; acting for several SIPP providers on their commercial property portfolios, providing advice on acquisitions and disposals and property management; acting for landowners on the disposal of land for development by land promotion and option of various schemes comprising; advising family-owned property companies on both commercial and residential portfolios, buying and selling of businesses such as hotels, public houses, caravan parks with values ranging from £100 000 to £4 million. Security and refinance work for banks and private individuals and debt re-structuring with associated acquisitions.
Negotiating and leading deals involving Options, promotion agreements and conditional contracts.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Paul enjoys the outdoors and is a keen sportsman having represented and captained his country for cricket, as well as having played provincial rugby. Paul is happily married with two young children and enjoys travelling with them “to broaden horizons and maintain perspective”. Paul is also up for a game of golf when his family and work commitments allow!
“We are lucky to have the services of Paul Engelbrecht on hand. He has always met our requests and ridiculous deadlines and puts himself out to make life easier for us"
Company Secretary - Supergroup PLC
"We have used Paul for all of our commercial property transactions over many years and throughout that time have found him to be efficient, effective and a pleasure to deal with. He has consistently worked in accordance with, and achieved, our timescales which were often very demanding. We would have no reservations at all in recommending his services.
"We have found him to be extremely efficient and proactive in all of his activities as well as being a pleasure to engage with."
Procurement Manager, G4S Regional Management (UK&I) Ltd
"From the perspective of a local Corporate Banking professional I have been recommending Paul to my clients for many years simply because I have absolute confidence in his ability to deliver. During this time he has repeatedly demonstrated a high level of legal skill, accuracy, attentiveness and most of all, commercial acumen. I particularly appreciate his eye for detail and ability to take complex legal issues and explain them in lay terms.
"Paul is a great lawyer to work with - personable and down-to-earth and I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone seeking a first class lawyer.”
Relationship Director, RBS