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Paul Rogers has a proven track record in handling complex investigations, trials and appeals as lead counsel, at both the domestic and international level. He has many years experience leading cases at both the trial and appellate level.
Paul has significant experience in the international field as a senior prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (UNICTY).
His current practice centres on the defence of corporations, directors and individuals for offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act, and gross negligence manslaughter. Recent corporate clients include SERCO, Tayto Group, Anglian Windows Ltd, South Lakes Safari Zoo ltd, Hanson Group and many others. Paul also acts in related inquests.
Paul advises the DPP/AG and CPS in relation to international crimes and issues of immunity in this jurisdiction.
He trains advocates at both the national and international level in trial and appellate advocacy. He has taught advocacy programmes in the Balkans, The Hague – Netherlands, Poland and in the UK. He is an approved advocacy trainer for the Inner Temple.
Disciplinary & Regulatory
Paul represents health professionals including at consultant level, in a range of misconduct and capability hearings before the MPTS, Nursing and Midwifery Council, and internal NHS Trust disciplinary / capability proceedings. He has recently acted for doctors in relation to drug / alcohol misuse and treatments using alternative medicine, and was instructed in capability proceedings concerning the ability of a consultant colo-rectal surgeon.
He represents interested persons including companies, directors and families at inquests. Recent inquests include: seven day jury inquest into the deaths of two construction workers following the collapse of a gable wall into a trench excavation; a four day inquest acting on behalf of care providers into the death of a dementia sufferer who left a care home, and a two day inquest acting for a local authority in relation to a death of an elderly man associated with the operation of a care line facility.
He is currently instructed in an inquest listed for six weeks concerning the suicide of an inpatient at a psychiatric hospital, and in a lengthy inquest into the death of an autistic downs syndrome young man.
Areas of Law
“He is a very skilled criminal advocate with excellent analytical skills. He is both thorough and careful in reaching conclusions.” International Criminal Law, Chambers & Partners 2017
“Very careful and very bright, he’s dead serious about what he does and always takes pride in his work.” International Criminal Law, Chambers & Partners 2017