Area of Expertise
His work has seen him instructed in some of the most significant cases investigated/tried in the UK over the last decade. His knowledge extends to a wide variety of areas, including: complex fraud; general & serious crime; confiscation; restraint; directorship and shareholder disputes; POCA 2002 Part 5 Chapter 3: civil detention & forfeiture; asset recovery; regulatory law (fire, pollution & environment); conflicts of laws; FSMA 2000 investigations; extradition and Courts Martial.
He has advised and defended in investigations/prosecutions brought by, the SFO, FCA, HMRC, CPS, SIB (UK) Royal Military Police, SCI (A) MOD, NCA (formerly SOCA), INTERPOL (Red Notices), Business Innovation & Skills, Health & Safety Executive, The Pensions Regulator (formerly OPRA), Environment Agency, GMC, NMC and trading standards (local authority depts.). His work has further extended to matters before the Appellate courts, the various divisions of the High Court and the Privy Council.
Paul has recently been instructed in, amongst others, R v Adoboli (£1.5bn rogue trader), Operation Unlock, Operation Facula, Operation Podium, Operation Euripus and Operation Nacho. Paul has also recently advised on cases arising from breaches of FSMA 2000 (warning notices & settlement).
His current work includes preparation for trial at Southwark Crown Court in September 2015 re: SFO’s investigation into the LIBOR scandal.
Paul specialises in the areas of civil and commercial law which flow from criminal matters both quasi and extant in form. His knowledge and expertise ranges, inter alia, in bankruptcy, insolvency, commercial claims, company/corporate disputes, directors disqualification, tax & VAT tribunals, investigations by HMRC (SCO), planning, licensing, construction: JCT & NEC3 contract disputes, costs (criminal & civil), coronial law and Judicial review.
His academics extend to a master’s degree specialising in advanced civil procedure, arbitration, & ADR – Specifically construction disputes.
R (Regan) v Chief Constable of West Midlands  EWHC 2297 (Admin)
R v Ahuja  EWCA Crim 2539
R v Cadman  EWCA Crim 1418
R v D & Ors  EWCA Crim 2485;  Lloyd’s Rep. F.C. 68; (2007) 151 S.J.L.B. 1399
R v Cadman  EWCA Crim 2587; CA (Crim Div)
R v Smith  EWCA Crim 1477
R v Pearson  EWCA Crim 3366