Paul acts for commercial clients across Chambers’ core practice areas of commercial law, public and regulatory law, EU and competition law, and financial services. He also has a strong public international law and human rights practice, acting for States, individuals, and international organisations.

Paul’s recent work has included cases before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Court of Justice of the European Union, and European Court of Human Rights. He is also regularly instructed in domestic and international arbitrations.

Paul has been appointed to the Attorney General’s Public International Law C Panel and to the general C Panel for junior counsel to the Crown.

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Commercial

Paul is familiar with a range of commercial litigation in the High Court, including shareholder disputes, banking contracts, professional negligence, commercial fraud, applications for freezing orders, and claims for injunctive relief to protect confidential information. Paul is also regularly instructed in domestic and international arbitrations.

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Public International Law

Paul's public international law experience includes cases concerning state immunity, diplomatic immunity, international humanitarian law, and the status of Non-Self-Governing Territories. He has been appointed to the Attorney General’s Public International Law 'C’ Panel. In addition to the UK Government, Paul has acted for companies, individuals, international organisations such as UNHCR, and other States.

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Public & Regulatory

Paul has a wide ranging public law practice. He acts for claimants and defendants, including individuals, companies, regulators, and central and local government. His public law experience includes cases where there is a considerable overlap with EU and competition law. 

Paul is on the Attorney General’s C Panel and was an editor for the journal Judicial Review from 2013 to 2016.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Paul has a wide ranging human rights practice, including claims where there is a considerable overlap with public international law. He also has particular experience in cases involving human trafficking.

Paul’s clients include individuals, NGOs, and public interest groups. His recent work has included cases before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Court of Justice of the European Union, and European Court of Human Rights.

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Financial Services

Paul has acted both for and against the FSA/FCA in the Administrative Court, the Chancery Division and in the context of regulatory investigations.

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EU & Competition

Paul’s competition law experience includes litigation concerning alleged breach of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU and also “follow on” damages claims.

There is considerable overlap between EU law and Paul’s public law experience, which has included state aid issues, EU consumer protection law, and competition law issues arising in a regulatory context in the utilities and telecoms sectors.

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Arbitration

Paul is regularly instructed in domestic and international arbitrations.

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Achievements

Education

BA in History and Politics (Oxon): Double First; top of year; MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History (Cantab); Graduate Diploma in Law (City): Distinction; Bar Vocational Course (BPP): Outstanding.

Paul’s MPhil dissertation, for which he received a Distinction, examined whether there are universal concepts of human rights or crimes against humanity that legitimise humanitarian intervention.

Prizes & Scholarships

After finishing top of his year at Oxford University, Paul was awarded the Gibbs Proxime Accessit Prize in Politics, a Book Prize for History, and a Wadham College Prize.

Appointments

  • Attorney General’s Public International Law 'C’ Panel
  • Junior Counsel to the Crown (C Panel)

Memberships

  • COMBAR
  • ALBA
  • BEG
  • HRLA
  • FSLA

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