After completing an LLB at the University of Northumbria in 1994, Paul studied on the part-time LPC here at LJMU qualifying as a solicitor in July 1998. Paul has specialised in Criminal law and family law. In practice he deals with all aspects of criminal matters from arrest to the Court of Appeal. His vast experience includes dealing with minor motoring matters to serious charges such as murder and drugs importation.
Paul holds the Higher Courts (criminal) advocacy qualification.
With respect to his work in family law Paul has a wide range of experience of dealing with family and care applications before the Family Proceedings Court and the County Court.
Paul also has some experience of welfare rights, landlord and tenant, actions against the police and personal injury work.
Paul is an equity partner in a local firm, which employs approximately 55 staff members over 2 offices. Paul is the Managing Partner and also has overall responsibility for a large Criminal Department consisting of over 10 members of staff.
He also has a pivotal role in the practice in training and supervision of staff including supervising trainee solicitors and helping to prepare staff for the Police Station Accreditation Qualification. He is also the Money Laundering Reporting Officer, COLP and COFA.
Paul combines a management position with a client caseload and regular court hearings conducting trials, bail applications and trials. He is one of the Legal Agency Category crime category supervisors in the firm and has been for approximately 18 years. He is a duty solicitor on the Liverpool Police Station, Magistrates Court, Youth Court and Complex Case and Domestic Violence Court schemes. Paul is also a Police Station Accreditation Qualification assessor for an external training organisation.
Paul was appointed as a sessional tutor at LJMU in 2002 and became a part-time Senior Lecturer in May 2004. He is on the teaching teams for Criminal Litigation, Advocacy and Research and is the subject leader of Professional Conduct and Regulation and the Advanced Criminal Litigation elective.
1994, Northumbria University, United Kingdom, LLB Hons
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Professional Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2004 - present
Legal Practice Course, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 1995 - 1997