Paul Weston



I joined the British Army and the Intelligence Corps in 1984 and spent 25 years engaged in intelligence operations. I developed an expertise in Human Intelligence and Surveillance and took part in a number of operations in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Iraq. I also enjoyed postings to Cyprus, the United States of America, New Zealand, Israel, Dubai and Norway.

As well as working with foreign armies, I also worked with domestic and foreign Intelligence Agencies and Special Forces and was able to add an array of other operational skills to my portfolio.

Prior to the war in Iraq in 2003, I had been working closely with Army Legal Services and saw an opportunity to develop my skills further and decided to undertake a law degree with the Open University.  My war in Iraq was cut short however, after I was injured in a Friendly Fire Incident and I returned to the United Kingdom and was treated at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham.

Despite my injury, I remained in the Army and in 2006 I was commissioned into the Intelligence Corps as a Captain. In 2007, after completing my law degree, I left the Army and enrolled onto the Legal Practice Course at Sheffield University. In September 2010, I began my training contract at Irwin Mitchell and undertook a variety of Personal Injury seats.

Because of my background, I was able to work closely with the Armed Forces Team and in September 2012, I successfully qualified as a solicitor.

I am also a Trustee of Help 4 Homeless Veterans, a charity that supports members of HM Forces who are facing homelessness.

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