He is also active in supporting the development of the CLL programme for in-house lawyers through its events and other initiatives and in building the CLL community.
Paul qualified as a solicitor and spent his early career in private practice before moving in-house. He held legal management roles in companies in the AXA Group as a deputy solicitor and senior legal adviser before spending several years as the General Counsel to the Financial Ombudsman Service. He also worked in professional standards for ICAEW as head of their resolution group.
In his twenty years in-house, Paul gained wide experience in public and commercial law, led professional teams and was active in a range of legal and organisational matters. In addition to his legal and management roles, Paul gained experience of governance, restructuring, organisational change, training and presenting and stakeholder management.
Paul is now a consultant with a particular interest in the development of lawyers and legal teams (including in periods of transition) and in the resolution of conflict. He is also a trustee of an advice charity.