Paul is an experienced criminal practitioner who acts for the prosecution and defence.
He has been instructed in many high profile cases including for the prosecution in R v. Mark Bridger (the April Jones murder case) and for the defence in R v. O’Sullivan – defending the chief executive of Caerphilly County Council on a charge of misconduct in public office.
He has been a category 4 prosecutor for the CPS since 2010 and is an accredited pupil master.
In 2019 he was appointed as a Recorder.
Further examples of Paul’s work include:
R v SG – defence of a police officer accused of misconduct in public office.
R v Y – defence of a 12 year old girl for supplying class A drugs – resulting in a fatality.
R v RB – defence of a 17 year old defendant for the brutal murder of his step-mother with an axe and sword.
R. v X – leading the defence team for a defendant accused of raping his natural daughter and fathering 6 children by her – one of whom he went on to rape. The case involved the control of victims by the use of a false medium.
R. v MA – defence of prison officer charged with misconduct in public office as part of Operation Elveden – the investigation into tabloid newspapers bribing officials for new stories.
R v FL – prosecution for manslaughter of a husband who strangled his wife.
R v Z – prosecution of a defendant for sexually abusing and raping four of his step-children over many years.
R v DB – prosecution of sexual abuse case where the offences were committed in the 1950s.
R v D and V – prosecution of husband and wife for the theft of £500,000 in cash from their employers.