Paul has over 20 years experience practising UK immigration law. He is ranked in Legal 500 as a leading immigration barrister, where he is described as follows:
“a text-book example of what a responsible and knowledgeable lawyer should be” (2019 ed.)
“his biggest strength lies in being able to anticipate potential pitfalls before they arise and his sound judgement.” (2020 ed.)
“efficient, expert, passionate about what he does, focused, thorough, professional, and trustworthy.’ (2021 ed.)
Paul’s expertise covers all aspects of business immigration law, including immigration routes for investors, entrepreneurs, start-ups, innovators, sole representatives of overseas businesses, exceptionally talented persons and skilled workers, as well as their family members.
His clients include high-net worth individuals (including PEPs), businesspersons, sportspersons, artists & entertainers and employers from startups through to major international corporations. Paul also maintains an interest in assisting family members of both points-based migrants and settled persons to relocate to, extend their stay and settle in the UK.
Experienced in challenging decisions of the Home Office, Paul regularly prepares administrative review applications and has represented numerous clients before the Immigration Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal in both immigration appeal and judicial review matters.
Paul writes widely on the latest legal developments affecting investors, entrepreneurs and other businesspersons and has been consulted by Home Office policy makers in relation to amendments to the Tier 1 (Investor) and Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Immigration Rules.
Paul is one of the founding partners of Richmond Chambers and a key member of its Management Team. He accepts instructions from private individuals and businesses on a direct access basis.
Paul has conducted trial observation missions, justice sector needs assessments and international fair trial standards and trial monitoring training missions for most of the major inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, including the United Nations, OSCE, European Commission, Council of Europe, International Bar Association, and International Commission of Jurists. His field experience extends to Azerbaijan, Gambia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia and Turkey. He has also assisted in human rights litigation before various international courts and tribunals.
LL.M in International Human Rights Law, University of Essex (Distinction) (awarded the SNELS Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Law, Inns of Court School of Law
LL.B (Hons) in Law, University of Southampton, (First Class)