Paul spent twenty years in legal and management roles, practising public and commercial law and leading professional teams. He participated in a wide range of business projects and has experience of governance, restructuring, organizational change, training and presenting.

Following an early career in private practice, Paul was a senior lawyer in legal teams in the AXA group of companies. He was general counsel to the Financial Ombudsman Service and worked in professional standards for ICAEW. He has liaised with stakeholders, regulators and public bodies.

Paul is now a consultant, with a particular interest in the development of lawyers and legal teams (including in periods of transition) and in board governance and conflict resolution. Paul is also the company secretary and board trustee of an advice charity. .