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CALL: 2003 (Inner Temple)
- Criminal litigation, primarily defence work including violent and drug related crime
- Courts Martial
My practice has focused predominately on defence work in all areas of crime as junior counsel alone, including attempted murder, s18 GBH, aggravated burglary, conspiracy to rob.
I have appeared as both leading junior and junior counsel in cases involving large-scale kidnap, robbery and gang related violence conspiracies.
I am experienced in the procedures of Courts Martial, defending members of the Armed Forces in Germany on charges ranging from frontline desertion to AWOL, with various sexual and offences against the person sandwiched in between.
Paul is Public/Direct access accredited.
I prosecute on a regular basis for Harrow CPS along with occasional prosecution work from the Kent CPS, DWP, Derbyshire CPS and the RSPCA (private instruction).
Regina v. Sarah Jane Milne  EWCA Crim 52. Sentence of 15 months imprisonment for possession with intent to supply class A drugs. Sentence quashed and substituted with a 2-year supervision order.
Regina v. Stephen Birch  EWCA Crim 1008. Sentence of 3 years for outraging public decency- reduced to 18months.
Regina v. Susan Mwangi  EWCA Crim 2338. Sentence of 18 months for obtaining a pecuniary advantage by using a false passport to obtain employment.
Cases of Interest
Regina v Blackburn  Led junior in a 3 handed conspiracy to commit GBH. Rival drug dealer shot in a drug related gang assault in the Newcastle area.
Regina v Tamberou  Led junior in a 6 handed conspiracy to kidnap, false imprisonment and GBH.
Regina v. Brown  10 handed violent disorder and s.18 GBH involving large scale gang fight between local men and members of the travelling community, armed with kitchen knives in a public house.
Regina v John . Appeared as Leading Junior in a multi-handed conspiracy to rob cash in transit vans in the South East London Area.
Regina v Hills  Junior alone in a domestic Attempted Murder.
- BPP School of Law, London – Bar Vocational Course – Very Competent (2002-2003)
- The College of Law, Guildford – Post Graduate Diploma – Pass – (2001-2002)
- Kingston University – BSc (HONS) Quantity Surveying 2:1 (1999-2001)
- Rotherham College of Arts & Technology – BTEC Mining Studies – Distinction (1983-1985)