Year of call: 1998
Paul is an extremely experienced barrister who specialises in all aspect of Immigration Law. Paul has previously been employed as a Home Office Presenting Officer and has a wealth of experience from both the Home Office’s point of view and an appellant’s point of view. Paul is also qualified to accept Direct Access clients.
Area of practice: Immigration and Asylum including EEA Appeals, Points-Based Appeals, Bails, Article 8 Family and Private life, Entry Clearance Appeals, Leave to Remain Appeals, First Tier and Upper Tier Tribunals, Public Law including Judicial Reviews. Drafting Skeleton Arguments, Grounds for Appeals and Permissions to Appeal.
Paul has an excellent appeal to his clients and his instructing solicitors and shows great empathy to their needs and the outcomes that they desire. Paul can take complicated issues of law and facts and focus on the finer points that need to be addressed before the courts. He is totally focussed on ensuring that his clients are given absolutely the best representation possible.
Employment law on behalf of both companies and individuals advising and representing on Equality in the work place, Wrongful dismissals and Unfair dismissals.
Representation in Civil cases including RTA’s, Housing and Financial Settlements.
Representation in Criminal cases including motoring offences.
Former positions include: Senior Presenting Officer for the Home Office in the Immigration Tribunals for several years.
Senior Investigating Officer for the Financial Services Authority (now the FCA) specialising in pension miss-selling involving substantial sums of financial claims and fines for misconduct.
Working for a national employment law company as their senior consultant giving advice and representation in Employment Tribunals.
Working with Trading Standards at county level. His role was to investigate and prosecute retail outlets for under-age selling of alcohol and other restricted products.
Representation for FRU.
Qualifications: LLB (Hons) University of Hertfordshire.
Professional membership: Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.