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Introduction

Paul transferred to the Bar in 2021 following a successful career as a litigation solicitor, where Paul headed up the dispute resolution team at a leading law firm.

Paul regularly acts and advises in high value, complex proceedings both in the county courts and the High Court. Paul’s expertise covers property litigation (both residential and commercial), complex contract disputes, actions in negligence, company and commercial law, insolvency proceedings and contentious probate.

Paul is qualified to represent clients on a “Direct Access” basis. In addition to his practice at the Bar Paul is due to qualify as an accredited civil mediator in December 2022.

Outside of work Paul is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. Paul regularly coaches fitness classes and competes (and judges) in CrossFit competitions.

Business and Property Law

Paul regularly acts for landlords and tenants alike in both residential and commercial property disputes. Paul’s expertise includes claims for possession of property and forfeiture proceedings, claims relating to the termination and renewal of commercial leases, disrepair and dilapidation claims, proceedings relating to breaches of rights of way (including injunctive proceedings) and claims against trespassers. 

Paul represents companies, directors and shareholders in matters arising out of contract and negligence, as well as issues pertaining to companies’ internal affairs. 

Paul also routinely acts and advises in disputed bankruptcy and corporate insolvency proceedings, as well as subsequent claims relating to the mismanagement of company business.

Animal Welfare Law

Paul is committed to advocating, enforcing and advancing the welfare of domestic and wild animals - and protecting natural habitats - both nationally and globally. 

Paul was formerly a trustee of his local RSPCA branch where he applied his legal skills and experience to help shepherd the charity through the Coronavirus pandemic. Paul assisted the charity in a range of matters, including questions relating to leases of shop premises, staffing issues and the role and function of trustees within the statutory and regulatory framework.

In addition to his work as a trustee, Paul has advised clients in a range of animal related matters, including acting for veterinary clinics and representing pet owners in dog bite cases.


Areas of Expertise


Memberships & Committees

  • 2022: Legal 500 Editorial - “Tenacious in his approach” 2021: Legal 500 Editorial - “ADR Specialist”
  • 2020: The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • 2020 - 2021: RSPCA Isle of Thanet Branch - Trustee
  • 2015 - 2021: Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates
  • 2006: DMH Stallard - Mooting Competition Finalist
  • 2006: Sussex University - 1st XV Rugby Team
  • 2003 – 2006: Sussex University – Chairperson, Departmental Joint Committee 1994: Royal Institute of Technology - Scholarship, Master Classes in Technology

Education & Qualifications

  • 2021: 4KBW - Direct Public Access Qualfication
  • 2021: Gray’s Inn - 10 x Qualifying Sessions
  • 2017: MBL Seminars Limited - Certificate in Commercial Property Litigation
  • 2015: Kaplan Law School – Civil Higher Rights of Audience 
  • September 2014 – July 2015: University College London – Postgraduate modules in Medical Physics
  • 2007: Nottingham Law School - Legal Practice Course (Commendation)
  • October 2001 – June 2006: University of Sussex – BSc/LLB Physics and Law (Double Hons – 2.1)

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Animals in Law Webinar

Animals in Law Webinar

We will be hosting a virtual round table discussion where a group of five practitioners, specialising in different areas of law, will discuss the status of a pet or companion animal in law.


Published: 26th Sep 2022

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