Paul joined Weightmans in 1988, qualifying as a solicitor that year. He was made an associate in 1992 and a partner in 1996 and is head of the Large Loss and Technical claims team in Manchester. His main practice area is defendant insurance litigation, specialising in catastrophic injuries, technical claims and matters of policy interpretation. Paul acts for a number of major insurers and the MIB and has secured numerous settlements with junior and leading counsel including a significant number of periodical payment cases.
He has been handling Large Loss work exclusively since 2001 and has been involved in lectures and seminars covering key areas of Large Loss handling. He has considerable experience over a number of years of conducting Joint Settlement Meetings with Claimants' counsel, including settlements negotiated on the basis of periodical payments. In March 2010 Paul was involved in what is thought to be the only case so far approved by the courts involving a periodical payment for care and case management linked to a foreign based index (France).