Paul Watkins

    Paul Watkins


    Phone: 01308 555634

    Location: Bridport         Position: Partner

    Team: Private Client

    Specialism: Tax and trusts, Wills and probate

    I joined Porter Dodson as a Partner in 2022. Having trained in the same Bridport office as I am in now, I qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and became a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) in 2007. I was previously a Partner in a law firm in East Devon where I worked for over 12 years.

    I have 18 years experience in listening to and advising individuals and families on succession and tax planning. I also act for Trustees in connection with administering trusts and attorneys managing individuals property and financial affairs. 

    I am a good listener, which is essential in my area of work. I like to know my client, know their needs and know their goals. I enjoy problem solving and a logical thought process helps with succession and tax planning to achieve the best possible outcome for clients.  I pride myself on the empathy that I can give to clients often during difficult circumstances.

    I enjoy sea swimming which I do throughout the year.  In 2022 I walked the 100km Jurassic Coast Challenge, starting at Corfe Castle, then on to Swanage, Weymouth and finishing in Bridport. I completed the course in 22 hours and raised £600 for Parkinsons UK. The previous year I completed the same course and raised £1,200 for Juvenile Diabetes Charity JDRF.  I also play football for West Dorset Veterans having previous played Saturday football in the Perry Street league for a number of seasons. I enjoy coaching with the Bridport Youth Football Club



    We needed to get our Wills in place and after two bad experiences with other firms, we made an appointment with Paul Watkins at the Bridport branch. He was professional, made the process very easy and was quick at getting everything in place for us. I would definitely recommend his services and will be using him again for any future legal requirements.
    Z Miles

    I was very impressed with the level of service I received from Paul. All of his help made a very painful time bearable. Thank you so much. 

    C Cleghorn

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