He is recognised as a leading practitioner in cases involving public interest immunity issues, disclosure and sanctions.
Paul’s practice is wide ranging and he is also in great demand in international cases where British nationals have been arrested abroad. He was one of a few counsel mentioned in the Chambers “Spotlight Section” of international criminal barristers.
Paul’s experience in murder cases having worked on some the largest criminal cases at the Central Criminal Court that have involved high level police corruption and the where intelligence issues have led to tensions in the fair trial process.
Notable Crime cases
R v N
Old Bailey murder case involving complex mental health and psychiatric issues. Mother charged with double murder of two of her children and attempted murder of the third. She stabbed and slit the throats of her son, five; daughter, four, and her six-month-old baby girl. Following complex psychiatric and psychological reports obtained by the defence, the prosecution accepted, diminished responsibility responsibility and did not proceed with the murder charges. Counsel had to work extensively with the defence pathologist and the psychiatrists and mental health experts.
R v C
Old Bailey murder- Operation Trident – Yardie gang murder shooting.
R v C
Old Bailey murder – stalker murder of senior UK civil servant with complex psychiatric evidence involved.
R v D
Murder – Maidstone CC representing a woman on a murder charge. She was alleged to have paid her younger lover to have killed her husband. The case was about whether the defendants had manipulated her lover, due to his low IQ. Psychological evidence was key to the case.
R v T
Child cruelty case, involving cross examination of medical experts and the branding by use of metal iron of a child.
R v F
Child cruelty case involving child neglect.
R v N
Coercive control case/domestic violence case.
R v N
Old Bailey murder case involving gang member being attacked with a machete.
R v V
Old Bailey murder case Ukrainian national charged with stabbing.
R v L
Old Bailey, attempted murder case -involving former KGB Lithuanian hitman shooting another individual.
R v C
Oxford Crown Court – Murder – one of the most high profile Honour Killing cases in the country.
R v J
Old Bailey – murder case involving crack cocaine.
R v A
Old Bailey double murder case – involving Colombian cat burglar gang.
R v S
Old Bailey – murder case involving South Asian gangland stabbing.
R v K
Woman represented on a bigamy charge.
R v G
Pregnant woman represented with possession of half a kilo of class A drugs. Extensive medical evidence in issue.