At the heart of Paul’s practice are claims involving the liability of professionals: solicitors, barristers, accountants, tax advisers, fund managers, company directors and surveyors. He acts in a broad variety of professional negligence and general chancery/ commercial claims, frequently with an international element and very often where some problem has arisen from the facts of the case or the way it is being handled that needs a creative solution to break a deadlock.
He also specialises in claims arising from the economic torts, notably malicious prosecution of earlier claims and conspiracy; and claims arising from and in connection with the conduct or effect generally of earlier litigation (e.g., wasted costs applications, loss of chance claims).
Paul is particularly sought out for cases requiring an imaginative leap of analysis. He is a good team player and leader whose calm approach under pressure is often commented upon. His advocacy is seen as good humoured, courageous and very effective. His strong academic background and intellectual curiosity make him particularly effective in the testing of expert evidence ranging from company and property valuations to foreign law.
Called 1999; Silk 2016. Hardwicke, Mansfield, Denning Scholarships from Lincoln’s Inn; Pegasus Scholar from the Inns of Court.
Paul sit on the executive committee of the Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA).
King’s College Cambridge, BA in oriental studies (1st); School of Oriental and African Studies, (MA); King’s College, Cambridge, PhD.