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Paul is head of the northern Regulatory and Criminal Investigations group.
In nearly 30 years, Paul has acquired a wealth of experience conducting high profile, sensitive and serious cases. His skill set has been developed over many years dealing with the full range of criminal law matters and the broadest spectrum of clients. Many of his cases have been high profile and reported. Over the last decade, Paul has focused on corporate crime, cartel offences, corruption, regulation and compliance and on related civil matters.
Paul has acted for individuals, public figures, companies and other organisations. He is increasingly being sought out to assist in either conducting internal inquiries or to protect the interests of corporate clients who are subject to such inquiries from regulatory or prosecuting authorities.
He has a proven track record in avoiding or defending prosecutions by all the leading authorities (including SFO, OFT, FCA, CPS, HMRC and HSE). Commercially aware, Paul receives increasing instructions in matters where there is a criminal and civil law overlap.
Paul is "experienced, commercial and very sensible" and has "vast experience of defending financial crime, fraud and regulatory investigations" - Legal 500 2016
Sources say he is "very conscious of his clients' needs" and praise his "bullish" approach. - Chambers & Partners 2015
“Post Tesco, this verdict now fundamentally brings into question the DPA process and order of proceedings, where the DPA process has proceeded with the prosecution of individuals after the company has completed its DPA which is contrary to the identification principle that a company's liability is based on the acts of its officers and directors.
"This significant case has caused a great deal of stress and anxiety for my client. He is of course pleased to be acquitted of the accusation of bribery and delighted that he can now put this behind him and move on with his life.”
The addition of Sarah to our team provides new skills and expertise which will undoubtedly help us grow our Regulatory offering further.
"Her appointment is further sign of our determination to continue to develop our Business Legal Services team in Yorkshire and continue to provide the best possible service to our clients."
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