Paul has dedicated over 20 years to acting for individuals and the families of those suffering from asbestos-related disease. Initially, Paul established an in-house asbestos team within a law firm, but then developed a legal practice of his own, representing those who have become ill as a result of asbestos exposure. He has worked with over 500 individuals, many union members, who have developed mesothelioma, asbestosis, pleural thickening or asbestos-related lung cancer.
In addition to his case work, for which he has a reputation for not giving up the fight and obtaining maximum damages for his clients, Paul is involved in supervision, training and mentoring of colleagues and both talks and writes on asbestos-related matters.
Away from work, Paul seeks to keep fit, follows both Harlequins Rugby Club and Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club and is studying for a Master’s degree.
Paul's case experience
- Secured damages following a three-day High Court trial for a client suffering with mesothelioma as a result of working in hospital as a cleaner. Paul organised for a private ambulance to bring the claimant to court to give evidence in person.
- Recovered damages for the family of a deceased client who had been diagnosed with mesothelioma, despite the employer having ceased trading. Paul made the claim against the occupier of the premises where his client had been exposed.
- Secured a settlement for a the step-daughter of a school caretaker who developed mesothelioma after helping her mother clean her step-father's clothes, which contained asbestos dust as a result of working in the school's boiler house.