Expertise

Paul’s cases include complex banking and financial services/products litigation, a significant amount of contentious insolvency, misfeasance and fraud work, along with professional negligence actions, shareholders’ disputes and tax.

Recognition

Described by clients as “impressive”, Paul is recommended by The Legal 500 for dispute resolution.

Experience

Paul’s recent experience includes:

  • Acting for offshore liquidators in litigation against an investment bank involving allegations of market manipulation and unlawful means conspiracy in connection with related credit linked notes and credit default swaps
  • Acting for a large French insurer in proceedings arising from the Lehman Brothers’ Administration in respect of various claims and counterclaims concerning forward financial instruments made under FBF Master Agreements
  • Acting for the minority shareholder of a technical real estate business in unfair prejudice proceedings pursuant to s994 Companies Act 2006
  • Professional negligence claims against various professional advisers in relation to allegedly mis-sold film finance and other tax mitigation/sheltering schemes

Career

Paul trained and practiced at Simmons & Simmons before joining SJ Berwin. He then spent six years at PwC Legal, latterly leading the Commercial Litigation Group before joining Stewarts as a partner in 2010.

Accreditations and Memberships

Paul is a member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3) and INSOL, its international equivalent. He is a member of the IBA and is regularly amongst the firm’s representatives at IBA conferences and events. He is also a member of the LSLA and the CLF.

Publications

Articles written by Paul have featured in the New Law Journal, the Solicitors Journal and the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law. He has also appeared on Sky TV discussing bank mis-selling claims on Jeff Randall Live.

Personal

A big sports fan and regular theatre-goer, Paul is often spotted either sitting or exercising ineffectually in nearby gyms in a largely futile attempt to keep up with his teenage boys.