Paul read Biology at Kings College, University of London, before being called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 2001.
Paul is a personal injury specialist, who has been ranked as a Band 1 Leading Junior in Chambers and Partners consecutively for the last 8 years. Paul’s current case load covers the full spectrum of the most serious claims, including brain and spinal injuries, fatal accidents and amputations, across the range of road traffic, employers’ and public liability accidents. Paul is instructed by a number of leading insurers, large Unions and local authorities and he has a particular interest in cycling and motorcycling claims and claims involving amputations.
Paul regularly undertakes cases in excess of 1,000,000 without a leader and has acted as Junior Counsel in cases with values of up to 12,000,000.
Paul has extensive experience of complex and high-value claims involving:
- Substantial loss of earnings for high earning individuals including the self-employed
- Full Care and Case Management packages
- Alternative accommodation claims
- Assistive Technology
- Provisional Damages
- Statutory funding
- Periodical Payments
Paul has a substantial advisory nature to his practice and is regularly instructed for his advice in conference and drafting, in addition to undertaking interlocutory hearings, trials, appeals, Round Table Settlement Meetings and inquests.
Paul has considerable experience of costs and is frequently instructed in high value claims at a very early stage to advise in respect of budgets and to appear at Cost and Case Management Hearings in both the High Court and County Court.
Paul is extremely accessible, easy to work with, has a prompt turnaround of work and great attention to detail. Paul is very effective in a team, regularly working with solicitors and Leading Counsel in catastrophic claims.
Paul is happy to utilise paperless working and technology for remote conferences and is an enthusiastic advocate of ADR, being a qualified mediator.
Outside of work and apart from spending time with his young family, Paul is a keen sportsman and although he has put away some of his sticks and rackets, he is a regular cyclist, including LEJOG, runner and swimmer. He is a general enthusiast of anything outdoors, including camping and dog walking and is a part-time mechanic of a Series Land Rover.
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 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
Experienced in numerous different personal injury issues including pain disorders, brain and spinal injuries and amputations. He represents both claimants and defendants. Strengths: “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 UK 2017
RTA - Young male paraplegic
Employers’ liability - Partial hand amputation and prosthetic claim for young adult
RTA - Cyclist with serious lower limbs fractures and arterial injuries
RTA – Serious Traumatic Brain Injury for adult pedestrian
Fatal accident claim from industrial roofing accident
RTA - Serious Traumatic Brain Injury claim for a non-British National
RTA - Cyclist with Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury and serious lower limb injuries
Employers’ liability - Above knee amputee and prosthetic claim
RTA – motorcyclist with Serious Traumatic Brain Injury
RTA young adult Serious Traumatic Brain Injury overlying extensive pre-existing psychological and behavioural issues
Fatal accident claim involving familial dependency to parents in a foreign country
Young tetraplegic in a liability denied claim arising out of the use of construction machinery
RTA – Young male tetraplegia with contributory negligence issues of seatbelt causation and alcohol
Personal Injuries Bar Association
BSc (Lond) (First Class Honours)