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Paul is a civil practitioner with experience in a wide range of topics including bailment, contract and commercial, consumer credit, consumer law, director’s disqualification, health and safety at work, landlord and tenant, mortgage repossessions, professional negligence, nuisance and sale of goods. 

Paul has a specialist practice in immigration and asylum cases, and sits as an Immigration Judge. He is highly knowledgeable about all aspects of immigration law, and works with our family team on occasions when they are dealing with cross border cases. 

Paul also has a lot of experience of dealing with personal injury and clinical negligence cases, as well as appearing at inquests. He has a calm, reassuring demeanour and is very good at building effective working relationships with professional and lay clients.  


Paul is an expert in immigration and asylum cases, and has extensive experience in asylum and human rights appeals and judicial review cases. He is particularly experienced at dealing with Kenyan, Ugandan, Burundi and Zimbabwean national asylum seekers.

Paul is regularly instructed in relation to the following issues:

  • Bail applications;
  • Deportation and administrative removal appeals;
  • EEA dependent’s cases;
  • Family settlement;
  • Long residence;
  • Work permits, domestic workers, post study work migrants; 
  • Working holidaymakers and visit visas;
  • Students;
  • Unlawful detention damages claims.

Paul sits as a fee paid Judge in the Immigration Tribunal.

Personal injury, clinical negligence and inquests

Paul acts for Claimants and Defendants in substantial damages cases arising out of road traffic accidents, work related injuries, product liability, occupier’s liability and leisure activities. 

Paul is experienced in fatal accident claims and coroner’s inquests. He understands the rules of the Coroners Court and is a sympathetic ear for families having to go through the process.

Paul also acts for Claimants in clinical negligence cases. He has represented clients in various orthopaedic, vascular, obstetric, ophthalmic, neurological and immune system disorder cases.


To instruct Paul please contact Rob Johnstone.


  • M.A. (Hons) Law, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University


  • Council of Immigration Judges
  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Governor, Kings College Hospital NHS Trust
  • Personal Injury Bar Association


  • Lee Essay Prize, Gray's Inn on the law of Treasure Trove

Notable Cases

Lambo v Kelly-Lambo [2018] EWHC 2960 (Ch): Dispute over the disposal of the body and whether this should be repatriated to Nigeria for burial. 

SG Equipment Leasing v Revenue & Customs [2015] UKFTT 677 (TC): Appeal relating to whether a Reviewing Officer could give reasons different from the original decision maker for upholding a decision in relation to the restoration of forfeited goods. 

Re Blaise [2015] EWHC 391: Represented an individual who challenged the decision of the UK Government to refuse him leave to enter the UK as a returning resident and to return him to Nigeria. 

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