In 2015 Paul was involved in a highly complex, £40 million proceeds of crime case involving multi jurisdictional issues as well as seized goods, frozen accounts and assets. The case was heard in the London Crown Court and lasted 8 weeks. In the same year, Paul was involved in a child abduction case that was heard in Manchester. The case involved other matters such as alienation, assault, domestic abuse and contempt of court proceedings.
In 2016 Paul acted for a client in the well-publicised case of Powell v Thomas. The civil case spanned two years and involved sophisticated expert evidence, a quantum meruit agreement and disputes over property interests. In the same year, Paul acted on contested probate and successfully bought a claim against an estate on behalf of his beneficiary clients.
In 2017 Paul acted for an international client regarding a contractual interest in property which dated back several years. The matter was heard in Wales where Paul exercised his rights of audience throughout the case which resulted in an award that far exceed his client’s expectations. In the same year, Paul acted for a wealthy client in a highly-contentious matrimonial dispute which involved divorce, finances and child contact arrangements.
In 2018 Paul was instructed to act in a complex Admiralty Court case (Queens Bench Division) which crossed with a claim under the Inheritance Act in the Property, Trust and Probate Court (Chancery Division). Paul successfully secured an asset for his client in the Admiralty Court and then, shortly after, was successful again in the Inheritance Act claim. Paul exercised his rights of audience in both cases to achieve the best result for his client. In the same year, Paul acted for a client in a high profile matrimonial and Schedule 1 Children Act case which included jurisdictional issues. This protracted and complicated dispute was over residence, contact and an application to permanently remove the children from the jurisdiction. Other cases in that year involved intractable and alienated parentage.
In 2019 Paul acted for an elderly client who had been subjected to a sophisticated fraud and undue-influence by her then accountant. The unlawful conduct took place over decades and detailed forensic accounting was required to uncover what had transpired. Also in 2019, Paul acted for a client to tackle a complex and commercially sensitive issue at short notice and, provided urgent legal and tactical advice in the early stages of an investigation into a potentially serious criminal allegation that resulted in a no further action by the authorities.
In 2020, as well as other case heard in the criminal courts, Paul acted for and successfully defended a client who was accused of crimes under the Proceeds of Crime Act. In the same year, and despite a pandemic, Paul also resolved a high net valued contested estate for his executor clients.
In 2021 Paul continues to act for his client on a variety of matters from Contested Probates to Criminal matters in both the magistrates and crown courts.