Paul is a leading silk with over 30 years’ experience in both Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Litigation as junior counsel and in silk.
Described as ‘top drawer silk with a real desire to fight and win the difficult case’ Paul is regularly recognised for his ‘pragmatic advice and excellent client manner’. His cross examination and negotiating skills are described as ‘formidable’, his knowledge ‘encyclopaedic’ and he is a favourite of instructing solicitors due to his ‘genuine commitment to clients’.
Paul has received many instructions in cases of an alleged failure to diagnose and treat cancer appropriately – particularly (both as a junior and in silk) breast cancer.
Paul played a major part in valuing approximately 380 cases – part of the Group Litigation against the disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson (and others).
‘Extremely hardworking and dedicated.’
Legal 500 2019
Highly experienced in challenging catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims. He also has expertise in industrial disease cases. Strengths: 'He gets to the heart of a case with ease and precision' 'Paul has an impressive appetite for fighting difficult cases. He has an excellent client manner and negotiating skills combined with experience, knowledge and a pragmatic approach.'
Chambers UK 2018
'The go-to silk on circuit for high-value personal injury cases.’
Legal 500 2017
Highly experienced in catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims. He also has expertise in industrial disease cases. "One of the best and most experienced serious injury silks in the Midlands. He doesn't shy away from difficult cases. A powerful advocate in court." "His wealth of experience, pragmatic advice and excellent client manner make him a go-to personal injury QC."
Chambers UK 2017
'He has an ability and desire to fight the difficult cases, providing a clear and tactical approach.’
Legal 500 2016
Paterson Group Litigation
Advising on settlement and quantum for victims of assault and negligent treatment by disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson.
Honorary Professor of Law: Birmingham University
Member of the Personal Injury Bar Association