Paul Prikryl


He joined the firm in 2000. He studied at a private law school and then at the University of Western Australia, Perth for his Bachelor law degree which he completed at the University of London. He then completed the postgraduate diploma in practical legal studies. He did his training contract with the firm. After completion of his training contract Paul was admitted as a solicitor on 17 March 2003.

During both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies Paul was already doing legal work for both criminal and civil law firms gaining valuable practical skills in criminal and civil court work. This gave him the extra years of experience prior to him qualifying as a solicitor. He was able to capitalise on the extra experience by furthering his legal skills and practice.

Paul was very keen on legal issues since his early grammar school years. Within a relatively short time of joining the firm he proved to be a valuable asset. Few years after qualifying he was heading the Litigation Department running many contentious cases for the firm and attending both civil and criminal courts where he exercised his analytical and tactical skills. Paul especially enjoys personal contacts with clients advising them, analysing their legal issues and helping solve their problems. Many clients found him friendly, approachable and easy to work with. Through his early years with the firm Paul also had a thorough non-contentious legal experience when supporting the firm’s conveyancing department.

Paul was made partner in 2007 and later director when the firm incorporated. In 2008 he became the head of our Property and Commercial Departments. He started to concentrate mainly on non-contentious legal work and commercial issues. He considers himself to be a technical lawyer using his background contentious experience and a good eye for detail.

Paul now has over 15 years’ experience in contentious legal matters and over 10 years’ experience in all main aspects of both property and commercial law. He has been regularly involved in both contentious and non-contentious specialist work representing a wide spectrum of commercial and private clients. Paul attended at Land Adjudicators’ hearings, Land Tribunal hearings, Employment Tribunals and in many County Courts and High Court hearings. On some occasions he also attended in the Court of Appeal assisted by barristers and on few occasions he also assisted in the proceedings in the Supreme Court.

Paul advises regularly commercial and private clients both from the UK and from overseas using his embassy and overseas connections. Using his commercial and legal experience and his fairly extensive knowledge of the law together with his analytical skills he advises his clients on many multi-factorial, unique and varied matters ranging from some multi-national company disputes, recovery of assets and debt recoveries to high street commercial and private property transactions and leases. He helps clients in establishing and running their businesses whilst also advising on complex land disputes. Paul also deals with regular conveyancing matters. He takes keen interest in EU Law.

In addition to his own legal practice Paul also assists our solicitors in supplying valuable consultation advice. He is often asked to provide a second opinion on a variety of issues by giving the options available and his recommendations as to the best way to proceed to achieve the required goals. Aside from legal matters he is also consulted on issues of the Solicitor SRA and Accounts Rules and Money Laundering Legislation. Paul is the firms Compliance Officer for Legal Practice and for Finance and Administration. He occasionally also provides consultation support to our civil and criminal litigation teams due to his previous extensive experience in those fields.

Paul is firm and clear in his advice hoping that the advice he provides is advice his clients can rely upon. He can be persuasive and adept in the art of negotiation as well as being meticulous and efficient in his management of his client’s matters. Paul considers himself to be both good technical and practical lawyer. He makes it his personal goal to ensure that his clients are always satisfied.

Paul is regularly recommended by his clients and also by third parties such as barristers, experts, surveyors and agents throughout Buckinghamshire and further afield.

Outside the office Paul enjoys sport and hectic but happy family life with 5 children. He is a good tennis player and even better chess player having been coached for many years by his grandad. He considers the game of chess to be ideal and indeed vital in exercising analytical skills. Paul speaks fluent Czech, basic German and a bit of Russian. Given the close proximities of languages he also understands Slovak and is often instructed by Slovak speaking clients.

Paul’s advice is respected and sought by clients many of whom recommend him. He has substantial experience in advising about commercial and partnership law, contract and employment issues as well as some cross-border disputes involving EU law. At the moment Paul advises mainly on commercial property matters and land disputes whilst also dealing with leases and mainstream conveyancing for both commercial and private clients. From time to time he advises on cross border disputes involving international commercial and private clients.

He often helps clients with setting up, running and selling/buying their businesses and also advises on joint ventures. He is involved in various business disputes which sometimes have multi-national character. Paul negotiates leases and other commercial agreements. He helps new businesses achieve their goals providing them with both practical and technically sound legal advice. Paul also deals with lease renewals, surrenders and terminations of leases, dilapidations, disrepairs, repossessions and all property and land disputes including easements and boundaries involving both commercial and private clients. Paul acts for clients in relation to new developments, planning and environmental issues, agricultural land and also gives support to our residential conveyancing team.

He deals with land acquisitions, assignments, transfers of equity, equity release and mortgages. He drafts option and overage agreements and pre-emption agreements which he enforces where necessary by attending County Courts and High Courts proceedings in cases of disputes. He has extensive experience in mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Paul advises clients on making and resisting claims for adverse possession, disputes about rights of way and other easements, breaches of restrictive covenants in both freehold and leasehold titles and disputes over lease extensions and other enfranchisement matters. He acted in some most complex cases and County Court and Tribunal disputes involving missing title deeds and missing landlords of over 400 years old leases, actions against the Crown, missing easements and disputes over consents to alternations and developments and also in disputes over valuations and validities of notices being served involving both commercial and residential landlords and tenants.

Paul developed a particular interest in Intellectual Property and E-commerce disputes and in EU law including property and commercial matters having previously acted for overseas agencies preserving their client’s legal rights within the UK.

Who instructs Paul

He has been instructed by the widest range of individuals and organisations, including private clients from all walks of life and of all ages and also by religious groups, limited companies, LLPs, partnerships, many local estate management companies and by many professionals including barristers, accountants, surveyors, mortgage companies and brokers and some charities.

Many of Paul’s clients return to Paul and/or to other fee-earners within the firm. Sometimes they reinstruct him many years after he acted for them. He is always especially keen to oblige his existing clients.

Paul often works on a fix fee basis giving his clients the certainty and often the luxury of being able to contact him when they please whilst not having to pay more than originally agreed in what are quite often fairly complex cases and disputes involving numerous hours of work time and hundreds of pages of correspondence. Thanks to his highly organised skills and economic ways of dealing with matters he is able to keep at very reasonable costs whilst preserving his good standard of legal service.

Paul’s department

Paul manages and oversees our two departments’ work for Property and Commercial Departments across our four offices in Prestwood, Aylesbury, Amersham and Wendover providing a fundamental, invaluable and well respected service to our communities. His department has expanded due to previously increasing demands and currently consists of 8-10 members including solicitors, conveyancers, senior consultants and very experienced assistants and secretaries who work hard to ensure that all matters are dealt with conscientiously and efficiently at great value for money.

Special services and offers you may not know we provide:

We build our practice on personal client relationship. We invite all our clients to come and see us at any time convenient to them at any of our four available offices as our advisors frequently travel between all our offices.

The best way to find out what we can do to help you is to speak to us. Call us or email us; there is no obligation, no fuss; just straightforward informative help with no hidden fees or provisos.
  • Free initial personal consultations with no cost or obligation quotes
  • No obligation initial free telephone assessment advice
  • Fixed fees on most of the services offered
  • Early morning or late/ evening appointments if required

Please contact Paul and his team by email at or telephone 01296 596969 or complete a confidential contact form here.

"The service I had from Paul Prikryl was exceptional. Even though land transactions like this usually take 3-4 weeks minimum, Paul managed to complete our transaction within a week, meeting our deadline. I shall certainly be using Paul and DC Kaye & Co. in the future for any other legal work." GB

"Paul, I hope you don’t mind but I have given your details as our solicitor to deal with the legal part of this. We were so impressed with the way you handled our last matter and as discussed we would love to use you again." JS

"Please pass on my thanks to Paul and Lucy. Each of them have provided my family with tremendous assistance over the last year, and have cemented my view of DC Kaye as a firm which really looks after its clients." RC

"Paul, I really appreciate the assistance that you have given [our clients] in the very tight timescale that I gave you and if I am able to refer any more clients to you… then I will not hesitate to do so. It’s refreshing to find someone that works to the same urgency as I do!" SB

"I am in awe Paul thank you so… very very much." SM

"Thank you Paul for taking us on, and at such short notice. We know you have worked some late nights in the past week. We are so thrilled you have managed to complete everything and very impressed with your help with everything. You have all been a massive impact and inspiration to us, you have given us a new start and we cannot express how thankful we are for everything you all have done for us." LG

"My experience with Paul at your firm has been excellent and we are close to resolution of a boundary dispute in a couple of months where my previous solicitor had failed in 2½ years." MD

"Paul, I’m not sure you realize the depth of your work last week and its consummation today, 6 April 2016, but your work has had a huge, positive impact to my life. It’s completed an 8-year divorce settlement, given me my freedom financially, provided a home, and allowed a new start with my wife-to-be. And, it prevented me having to go to court with the unsureness and risk it brings. Thank you very much. I hope this card reminds you what your work can mean at times, to some people. All the Best." KJ

"Thank you for the excellent service in relation to my house sale; I would certainly recommend you to others." DC

"Just want to say thank you again for all your efforts in regards to our house move. I believe some other companies may not have got the exchanged done by that date. Thank you again." J

"Very pleased with every aspect of the service. Staff all most helpful and considerate." BL

"We were very satisfied with all elements of the consideration and service we received. With thanks." M & L B

"Very helpful, friendly staff at both Prestwood and Wendover offices." RA

"Thank you very much. Your service was very professional and friendly and efficient." S & S G

"Thank you for your responses and friendly service." DB

"I really appreciate you always making time for me and your continued professionalism. Do be assured, I shall always recommend your company's services to others now and in the future." JT

"Thank you for doing such a great job, we do appreciate your persistence, tenacity and ability to deal with others who are far less organised than yourself!!! Best Wishes." ST

"I was very pleased with the service from DC Kaye – Hayley and Hilary were a pleasure to deal with and had everything well under control." SC

"Glad this is now all sorted, thank you for your humour throughout!" GM

"Can’t believe how efficient and helpful you have both been, thank you so much." TK x

"I like your thinking below of copying everyone on the email and guiding them on how it should be taken forward from here! Nice work – another good result for a Friday!" NB

"A quick note to say- "Thank YOU so much" for the help in completing our house buying process." RM

"Thank you so much and for all the detailed work you have done. The list you provided to the vendor solicitor is very comprehensive, so thank you again. I appreciate the speed of what you have done and I am grateful. I will need legal assistance in future with further purchases so thank you again and hopefully this can be resolved asap." CW

"Linda, many thanks for the documents and all of your help. It's been an excellent service by DC Kaye & Co once again. Would you please pass on my thanks and regards to Paul too." BS

"Thank you and all the staff for your kindness and patience in helping us though what has been a very difficult time." Mr and Mrs C

"A serious big big thank you for doing this for us. We are extremely grateful for giving this priority and making it happen on time with the court." PK

"You and Paul have done a great job - thanks very much." SR

"I wouldn't hesitate to come to yourselves in the future but would also recommend to my friends and family." JS

"I am so impressed Paul." SM

"Thank you so much for promptly dealing with what has been causing me so much trauma. I was stunned by your assertiveness on my behalf and your ability to successfully resolve this matter in such a timely and simple way. The way you negotiated this settlement was amazing." MC

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