Solicitor, Barrister and Managing Director
LLB (Hons) LLM (Cantab)
Higher Courts Advocate (Civil and Criminal)
Tel: 0161 359 4666
Paul is dual qualified as a Barrister and a Solicitor, completing his pupilage and practice at Hardwicke Building in London before moving to Eversheds in 1992, where he was a partner for 9 years. Whilst at Eversheds, Paul established and developed their national costs team to a turnover of approximately £2 million per annum.
Paul founded Just Costs solicitors in 2006, and the business has grown from just two members of staff and a handful of clients, to the thriving and established business of today.
In addition to being our Managing Director, Paul also heads up our successful Advocacy Team and has been involved in a number of high profile cases, the most notable of these being:
Multi-million pound on-going costs disputes, in respect of various pieces of litigation in respect of ownership of the IKOS group and its various subsidiaries and alleged commission/bonus payments due from the leading hedge fund group.
Buncefield Oil Explosion
The largest explosion in Europe since the Second World War. We were instructed over a number of years, by DAC Beachcroft, to act on behalf of Total, who were held responsible for the explosion. The costs claims ran into many tens of millions of pounds and we spent many, many weeks in Court dealing with hearings in respect of the various costs claims.
Daad Sharab v Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal  EWHC2324 (Ch)
Costs dispute acting on behalf of TLT for Daad Sharab, following her successful trial for $10 million commission brokering the sale of an aircraft to Colonel Gadaffi on behalf of the defendant, a prince of the Saudi Arabian royal family.
JN Dairies v Johal Dairies  EWHC 90211 (Costs)
Substantial costs dispute following a lengthy trial and appeal, between warring milk production companies.
Miller v Pugh & MIB – 19 April 2005
Recoverability of interest & costs of costs in non-litigated cases.
Dennis Rye v Liquidators of Ashfield Nominees Ltd  EWHC 1189 (Ch)
Recovery of costs in insolvency proceedings.
NG Bailey & Co v AMEC Design & Management Ltd  WL 2265655
Leading decision on the ambit of disclosure in costs proceedings. Multi-million pound costs dispute.
Inline Logistics v UCI Logistics Ltd  EWHC 519
Appeal hearing regarding recovery of a commercial insurance premium.
Griffiths v Solutia UK Ltd  EWCA Civ 736
Leading Court of Appeal case on proportionality.