Paul Cobley CFPCM


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Paul’s career in Financial Services spans more than 30 years. As well as being a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER CM Practitioner, Paul has a specialism in Pensions and Divorce. In December 2006 he was one of the first financial advisers in the country to become accredited by Resolution as a Divorce Specialist and he is one of the founding members of the Collaborative Family Law Group based around the Surrey Hampshire border.  Paul is also an adviser with the Early Resolution Team at The Pensions Ombudsman, a member of the Pension Advisory Group and he sits on Resolution’s Pensions, Tax and Financial Remedy committee.

Career history

  • Director of Oak Barn Financial Planning – July 2012 to present
  • Adviser for The Pensions Ombudsman (formerly TPAS) – 2014 to present
  • Qualified as a Civil Commercial Mediator – November 2012
  • Qualified as a Family Mediator – June 2011
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER CM Practitioner at Church’s Financial Planning 2008 – 2012
  • Qualified as a Resolution Accredited Divorce Specialist – Dec 2006
  • Qualified as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER CM Practitioner in 2004
  • Independent Financial Adviser at Fraser Glass & Co. 2002 – 2008
  • Broker Sales Consultant with Scottish Widows 1991 – 2002
  • Part-time adviser with Australian Mutual Provident Society (AMP) 1987 – 1990
  • HM Forces – Staff Band of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (Principal Horn) 1977 – 1991


  • Advanced Financial Planning Certificate – Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Collaborative practitioner – Resolution
  • Family Mediator – ADR Group (FMA)
  • Civil Commercial Mediator – ADR Group
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Paul Cobley is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Group based on the Surrey Hampshire border