His work includes both written and oral advocacy in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Employment Tribunal, County Courts, and in Public Inquiry hearings.
He also accepts instructions in Chambers’ core areas and has undertaken a wide variety of other work, including advising, drafting and acting in personal injury and clinical negligence claims, and has also appeared in bankruptcy proceedings, bail hearings for immigration detainees, and in a claim for unjust enrichment.
Paul was appointed to the C Panel of the Attorney General’s Counsel to the Crown in 2020 and undertakes public law work in his areas of specialism.
Paul studied law at the University of Cambridge, where he received a Senior Honorary Exhibition. He continues to play football regularly and follows his beloved Celtic from afar.
Paul regularly acts and advises in a range of Employment Tribunal claims and other employment matters.
He is regularly instructed to advise or represent large companies, SMEs, local authorities, individuals, charities and trade unions across a variety of sectors – including telecommunications, transport, healthcare, housing, retail, energy and education.
Paul is currently instructed on behalf of the Claimants in the landmark Asda equal pay litigation – the largest ever such claim against a private employer. One aspect of the case is due to be heard in the Supreme Court in the summer of 2020.
He has also appeared in a number of Employment Appeal Tribunal cases, those being:
His caseload also includes acting in full merits hearings and preliminary hearings, advice, negotiations, and drafting. For example, Paul has appeared in multi-day Tribunal hearings on the following issues:
Additionally, he has:
Paul has been continuously instructed in public inquiries since the very beginning of his tenancy and therefore has significant experience.
He is currently instructed as Junior Counsel to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, the largest Public Inquiry ever in the UK. He has been instructed as Junior Counsel to the Inquiry on three different strands:
He was also instructed for three years as Junior Counsel to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, which investigated the abuse of children in Jersey’s care system over many years.
Paul’s role in these public inquiries has involved inquisitorial advocacy, oral submissions, drafting, strategy, providing advice and analysing millions of pages of documentary evidence.
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"Paul turns work around quickly and always ensures that he understands the wider context of the subject matter."
Inquests & inquiries, Legal 500 2022
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