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Paul is senior litigator with extensive experience in complex and serious crime, advising and defending a range of criminal matters including homicide, sexual offences, blackmail, drugs offences and assaults. He has particular experience in crisis and reputation management, advising professionals from the finance, music, medical, sports, political and teaching professions in relation to serious and complex investigations and prosecutions. As such, he often advises in parallel regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. Paul has considerable experience in handling allegations of misconduct amongst students in universities and other educational establishments, advising on the crucial first steps through to conclusion of the process and protecting a student’s academic career.

Paul provides advice from the early stages of an investigation through to trial and merits of appeal. He also provides advice and assistance to potential witnesses or corporate entities that have received a request to attend court, give evidence or produce documents.