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 18 years call, who has been consistently ranked as a leading junior in the field for over 10 years; 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. He regularly undertakes cases in excess of a million pounds without a Leader against other leading juniors and Queen’s Counsel and has acted as the junior in claims running into tens of millions of 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
- 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 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 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, including 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, playing squash, running, swimming and cycling. He is a general enthusiast of anything outdoors, including camping and dog walking and is rebuilding 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 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
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)