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Appointed after a competitive process, he is now authorised to sit in the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal. This adds to his recent appointment as an Assistant Coroner.
Paul remains in full time practice, and as a specialist in Health & Safety matters both in the Coronial Courts and in Criminal Enforcement action.
Paul has a proven track record in handling complex investigations, trials and appeals as lead counsel, at both the domestic and international level.
He represents company directors and individuals charged with gross negligence manslaughter and health and safety offences as a result of deaths in the workplace, and represents interested persons at inquests arising from work related deaths. He also acts for a wide range of companies from multinationals, to mid-range and small companies as well as their directors. His clients are drawn from a wide range of industries including construction, manufacturing, ferry operators, waste and recycling contractors, and local authorities.
Paul also acts for companies and individuals in Health and Safety related inquests.
In relation to health care and social care work, Paul has acted for social care providers in various cases including inquests, and CQC prosecution as well as fire safety enforcement.
He has provided extensive training to solicitors and insurers in relation to the implications of COVID-19 for workplace health and safety, and has advised a large children’s services provider on managing COVID-19 risk throughout its operations and in the discharge of its statutory duties.
Paul was junior counsel to the Crown in the prosecution of Railtrack Plc arising from the Ladbroke Grove, Paddington rail crash in which hundreds were injured and 31 died as a result of the failures of Network Rail.
News 8 Mar, 2023