Personal Injury Group
Clinical Negligence Group
Planning and Environment Group
Paul has over 25 years experience of personal injury and clinical negligence claims, acting for both claimants and defendants as junior counsel and in Silk. He also has extensive experience in planning and public law.
“One of the go-to silks for high-value personal injury and disease cases. He gets to grips with the issues quickly and always adopts a pragmatic approach.” “He is supremely confident, very reassuring and very accessible.”
Chambers UK 2019
“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.” Recent work: Defended Myerscough College in a claim brought by a trainee arboriculturist who fell out of a tree he was climbing under supervision when he detached all his safety gear.
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
Personal Injury - He has had a particular interest in industrial disease cases i.e. deafness, repetitive strain injuries, vibration white finger, industrial asthma, dermatitis, workplace stress and asbestos related disease. In Silk, Paul concentrates on high value claims for both claimants and defendants including group litigation orders. He also undertakes health and safety litigation.
Clinical Negligence - The areas of work that Paul has been involved in have included nursing errors, negligent diagnosis and treatment by GPs, accidents at birth, negligent treatment of breast cancer and a wide range of other types of claim.
Planning and Environment Law - Paul’s experience spans planning appeals and Development Plan Inquiries, planning enforcement and cases including environmental issues.
Head of the Personal Injury Group
Part Time Judge of the First Tier Property Tribunal (Agricultural and Drainage)
Honorary Professor of Law: Birmingham University
Member of the Personal Injury Bar Association
Member of the Personal Injuries Bar Association and the Planning and Environment Bar Association
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