Paul is a specialist asbestos solicitor, with more than 20 years’ experience dedicated to claiming on behalf of those exposed to asbestos and supporting their families. Having identified the field in which he wanted to specialise, Paul developed an asbestos-focused team within a law firm, before setting up his own legal practice. The firm was specifically dedicated to acting for asbestos sufferers. In his career, he has helped over 500 individuals who have suffered from asbestos-related conditions, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, pleural thickening and asbestos-related lung cancer.
Paul, who supervises, trains and mentors colleagues within his team, is known for achieving the best possible outcomes and maximum compensation for his clients, working in a tenacious, determined and expedient manner.
Outside of work, Paul is a keen follower of the varied fortunes of Harlequins Rugby Club and Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club. He enjoys keeping fit and is studying for a Master’s degree.
G Cox v Transco PLC  EWCA Civ 127
A claim for a client with mesothelioma who was able to give evidence at the case trial and was successful both at first instance and in the Court of Appeal. Despite Mr Cox changing his evidence to his own detriment, the defendant’s application for the trial judge to recuse himself and their appeal against judgment were both defeated.
V Johansson-Corcoran v West Yorkshire Strategic Health Authority
The claimant’s mesothelioma was attributed to working as a hospital cleaner. The defendant argued that any exposure to asbestos dust was below allowable health and safety minimums. The case was expedited to a full High Court trial and, Paul having arranged for a private ambulance to enable her to attend court, the client bravely gave evidence in person. Judgment was awarded in the claimant’s favour at the end of a three day trial.
DL (Deceased) v Ministry of Defence
DL had died from mesothelioma prior to the family instructing Paul and DL’s old employer had ceased trading and was uninsured. The claim was made against the occupier of the premises where DL had been exposed and Paul obtained judgment in favour of the family at a preliminary hearing. The defendant’s response was to obtain permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal, but an agreement was reached out of court, on favourable terms.
SC v Royal Borough of Kingston Council
SC’s stepfather was a caretaker at a school and was exposed to asbestos when working in the school’s boiler house. SC and her mother lived in the caretaker’s house and she was exposed as a child and young adult when helping her mother with household laundry. By the time she had developed mesothelioma there was no direct evidence available from either parent, as they had both died some years previously, however Paul successfully negotiated a settlement.
Former client: “I wish to thank you most sincerely on behalf of myself, sister, mother and all members of my family, for your help with my father’s mesothelioma claim”