Paul read Biology at Kings College, University of London, before being called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 2001. Paul is a specialist Personal Injury senior Junior of 20 years call, who has been consistently ranked as a leading Junior in the field for over a decade; he is currently ranked by both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.
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 regularly undertakes cases over several million pounds without a Leader against other leading Juniors and Queen’s Counsel and has acted as Junior Counsel in claims exceeding ten million pounds.
Paul has a particular interest in claims involving amputations and prosthetic use, and those arising from cycling and motor cycling accidents.
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
- Non-British Nationals
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 an 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 excellent attention to detail. Paul is very effective in a team, regularly working with solicitors and Leading Counsel in catastrophic claims.
Paul has utilised paperless working and technology for many years, including for remote conferences and Round Table Settlement Meetings.
Outside of work and apart from spending time with his young family, Paul remains a keen sportsman.
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
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
The following is a selection of some recent and current cases that Paul has been instructed in:-
RTA – led claim for young adult male with spinal cord injury
EL – led claim for young adult male with spinal cord injury
EL – partial hand amputation and prosthetic claim
RTA – cyclist with high value loss of earnings claim
RTA – young male emergency services driver
RTA – fatal accident claim for cyclist
RTA – young adult male passenger with STBI
RTA –young child with STBI
RTA – led claim for above, then below knee amputation and prosthetics claim
RTA – young male passenger with serious bowel and orthopaedic injuries
RTA - cyclist with serious lower limb and arterial injuries
RTA – adult pedestrian with STBI
EL - fatal accident claim from industrial roofing accident
RTA – led claim for motorcyclist with STBI
RTA – young adult cyclist with MTBI and serious lower limb injuries
EL – led claim for above knee amputee and prosthetic claim
RTA - fatal accident claim involving familial dependency to parents in a foreign country
EL – led claim for young male tetraplegic arising out of the use of construction machinery
RTA – young male tetraplegic with contributory negligence issues of seatbelt causation and alcohol
RTA – young adult male cyclist with a STBI
RTA – child pedestrian with STBI
EL – serious upper limb injury with development of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
PL – Protected Party with STBI and associated care/case management package
RTA - fatal accident claim for non-British National with overseas dependents
EL – serious orthopaedic polytrauma from fall from height
Deputy District Judge
Personal Injuries Bar Association
BSc (Lond) (First Class Honours)