Paul has extensive experience in trust and fiduciary disputes. Before joining Grosvenor Law Paul worked in London, Jersey and Sydney. Paul’s multi-jurisdictional background is of particular benefit to clients seeking to recover or preserve assets in multiple jurisdictions.
Paul also has extensive experience and expertise in insolvency, company and shareholders’ disputes, banking and financial services litigation and reinsurance disputes.
He always looks first to identify his clients’ objectives and work to achieve those objectives as quickly and efficiently as possible. He is particularly hands-on to ensure the smooth running of his cases and often works with other parties to litigation, such as in-house legal teams and investigators.
Paul is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP); the STEP Academic Community; the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists; the Chancery Bar Association; and the Commercial Bar Association (as a non-practising Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey); the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association. Paul is also a member of the Australia – United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce.
He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. As such, he also provides advice and acts in domestic and international commercial arbitrations. He is also able to sit as a commercial arbitrator. Paul is a Panel Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Business Arbitration Scheme and is, therefore, eligible to receive appointment as an arbitrator under the Scheme.
Paul holds Master of Laws degrees from each of the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Queensland and the University of London. He is presently undertaking his fourth Master of Laws.
Some of his recent work includes:
- Advising the beneficiary in a claim relating to a $10 million breach of trust by the trustees
- Negotiating a favourable settlement for his client in a €250 million claim brought by the liquidators of a failed venture, on behalf of its largest creditor, a German bank, for a fraction of the amount claimed
- A number of international freezing and search orders
- Judgment on behalf of one of the partners to a joint venture, which involved claims relating to the misdirection of corporate opportunities by the other partner and the tracing of profits across multiple jurisdictions