Paul has a keen interest in employment law and professional discipline and is a member of the Employment Law Bar Association and Employment Lawyers Association.
Paul welcomes instructions from both claimants and respondents across the spectrum of employment law issues, including claims for unfair dismissal (including redundancy), whistleblowing, discrimination and harassment under the Equality Act. He has appeared in a number of multi-day trials, including a seven-day trial in the Central London Employment Tribunal and a recent four-day trial in Manchester Employment Tribunal in which Employment Judge Wade described the quality of his advocacy as “excellent”.
Paul has successfully applied to strike out claims on a number of occasions and has secured costs for successful parties. He is a contributor to Pump Court Chambers’ Costs Reports, an area of increasing importance.
Before coming to the Bar, Paul worked for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the chartered body for human resources professionals, and gained significant experience of a wide range of employment and professional disciplinary issues. Since joining chambers, Paul has been retained by the CIPD as a Legal Advisor to its Investigation Panels and, in 2016, Paul facilitated a recruitment day on it’s behalf.
Paul's previous employment has also given him experience of drafting company policies, particularly in the areas of social media and data protection. Paul invites instructions in any area of drafting that would be of assistance. Paul has also previously audited an organisation's compliance with data protection regulations and is well placed to assist clients identify and adapt to these statutory requirements in the most efficient and business-focused manner.