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Paul has over 25 years’ experience, with particular expertise in murder, manslaughter and all aspects of serious and organised crime. Additionally, he carries out work for suspects who are on bail but have not yet been charged, in persuading the police not to proceed with prosecutions. He also represents a number of clients in the recent, high-profile Hillsborough Inquiry.

Professional Memberships

• Criminal Procedure Rules Committee

• Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association life member


Paul became the Senior Partner of Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson in 2018, having been Managing Partner for 10 years. He has worked at the firm for 28 years. Paul is a former President of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association, and in 2011 he was appointed by the Lord Chancellor to be a member of the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, which is responsible for drafting the criminal procedure rules. His appointment was then extended by a further 4 years. In 2015 Paul was awarded a Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award from the Legal Aid Practitioners’ Group for his tireless work, along with others, to campaign against legal aid reforms and cuts. He was also made a London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association life member as an acknowledgement of the huge contributions he has made on behalf of the profession.