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is a private practice barrister (called 1982) at 3 PB barristers. He also has
substantial in-house experience with two solicitors’ firms and can draw on 30
years experience in litigation, arbitration and mediation. He is a Fellow of
the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, having completed the award writing
paper in 1992. He is conversant with The Arbitration Act 1996 and is alive to
its interplay with discrete arbitral rules. Currently he is the Chairman of the
Wales Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
specialist in construction (Chambers & Partners / Legal 500) and property
litigation he covers a range of other commercial matters. Over the years he has
acted in a significant number of arbitrations as a party representative - preparing
pleadings / statements of case, attending preliminary, final and costs’ hearings,
costs’ hearings and conducting statutory appeals. His practice includes several
instances of having acted as legal adviser to lay arbitrators. He has sat as a
sole arbitrator on a number of occasions and prepared and published arbitral
A graduate of Clare College Cambridge, Paul holds the Diploma in Law from
City University, London and was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn. He is a Fellow
of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1992) and an ADR Group accredited
mediator (2001). He speaks fluent French and German and has a good knowledge
(including written) of Spanish.
Paul has lectured on arbitration law and mediation in the UK, Belgium and
Sweden. He is the author of numerous articles on arbitration law as well as
being the author of or a contributor to several legal books.
Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of TecBar, the Adjudication Society and the Society of Construction Law.
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