Specialist criminal advocate representing both the Prosecution and Defence. Paul has an extensive criminal defence practice dealing with all types of serious offending including multiple homicide, rape, child abduction, drug offences, motor offences and serious assault.
Paul also has Regulatory experience including dealing with cases involving large scale investigation by bodies such as VOSA, HMRC and DWP. Paul is also instructed to represent parties at Coroners Inquest hearings.
Paul has a particular interest in Police Disciplinary/Misconduct proceedings. Paul has appeared on behalf of Police Authorities and also acts for Police Officers.
- R v Bradley - Multiple homicide. Defendant was an ex-soldier who without any obvious explanation shot dead four members of his family. Briefed as defence junior.
- R v Jones - Police corruption case. Briefed for the Defence in the case where a senior detective was accused of providing sensitive information to a prominent national police target.
- R v Turton - Child abduction and rape. Briefed for the defence in a case involving the taking of a twelve year old girl from the street. She was driven over 100 miles away from her home and raped in the Defendant’s car.
- R v Mcfarlane and others - Conspiracy to rob. Briefed as junior counsel by the prosecution in case involving multiple offenders carrying out armed robberies over a period of months.
Grade 4 Prosecutor CPS
LECTURES & SEMINARS
Paul is a regular contributor to Trinity Chambers lectures on Criminal and Regulatory law.
LLB Northumbria University