Paul undertakes a substantial amount of fraudulent insurance litigation, is a panel barrister for a major group of insurers and is regularly instructed on behalf of a number of number of leading defendant solicitors in the field. Paul’s practice in this area spans the range of claims from the mildly exaggerated to civil actions for contempt of court and includes a large motor insurance fraud element of:-
- Staged accidents
- Deliberately induced accidents
- “Bogus” passenger claims
- Fraud Rings
- Low velocity impact arguments
- Exaggerated and malingering personal injury claims.
But also involves fraud across employer’s liability and public liability accidents.
In addition to trial and interlocutory advocacy, including on fundamental dishonesty and Qualified One Way Costs Shifting, Paul is frequently instructed for conferences to test witness evidence and to advise upon:-
- Tactics, professional ethics and disclosure
- Expert Medical Evidence
- Expert Engineering Evidence
- Surveillance Evidence
- Abuse of process and tainting
- Perjury and contempt of court.
Paul has a substantial paper practice and is regularly instructed for his drafting skills in this area, including Defences, Part 20 Claims, Part 18 requests and interlocutory applications.
Experienced in numerous different personal injury issues including pain disorders, brain and spinal injuries and amputations. He represents both claimants and defendants. He is also well regarded for his handling of cases concerning elements of fraud.
“He’s very good with clients and is very accessible; he’s always available at the end of the phone and he’s very good at talking through issues and deciding where to take the case.”
Chambers UK 2020
“He operates at a silk level.”
Legal 500 2020
“He’s prepared to take on difficult cases and is always up for a fight. He has an excellent grasp of the law and is fantastic in conferences.” “He’s always very prepared, calm and he handles the client well - he deals with them very sensibly and is very down-to-earth, but he can also be firm when necessary.”
Chambers UK 2019
“Brilliant with clients, especially in sensitive cases.”
Legal 500 2019
“Very capable and tactically astute.” “He has an excellent grasp of the law but I am particularly impressed with the way in which Paul deals with clients face to face. He is very sympathetic and gives the best advice in a straightforward manner.”
Chambers UK 2018
Experienced in numerous different personal injury issues including pain disorders, brain and spinal injuries and amputations. Clients repeatedly praise his ability to remain calm in difficult circumstances. Strengths: “Clients absolutely love him.” “Approachable, efficient and dependable. His advocacy skills are impressive.”
Chambers and Partners 2017 Midlands Band 1 Junior
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
BSc. Biology (Lond) (First Class Honours)