Paul has spent 14 years working in shipping and Admiralty matters. Prior to this Paul was at sea for 16 years with the last 9 years in the offshore sector, including taking command roles in DP classed vessels.
Paul qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and advised on LOF and common law salvages around the UK as well as contractual disputes under the various towage contracts such as the UKSCT, TOWCON and TOWHIRE and equally SUPPLYTIME. He has regularly advised on the drafting and implementation of wreck removal contracts, acting for contractors as well as Clubs.
He also gives seminars to clients on the various BIMCO and ISU contracts to assist them in choosing the most appropriate contract for their particular circumstances.
Paul has recently been elected as the Secretary to the Admiralty Solicitors Group (ASG). The ASG is comprised of established maritime legal firms and was formed in 1972 to promote and preserve standards in the practice of maritime law in England. The ASG meets regularly to discuss recent issues and maritime practice.