Paul joins Vannin from Fountain Court, the leading set at the Commercial Bar, where he was Deputy Senior Clerk from 2011. During his time at Fountain Court, Paul was at the forefront of developing Chambers’ domestic and international client relationships with the world’s most prestigious litigators and arbitrators. During his ten year career at Fountain Court Paul was also responsible for the implementation of one of the most innovative business and marketing strategies at the London Bar. He is therefore uniquely placed to cultivate and further develop these relationships, and strategic experience at Vannin.
In 2007 Paul was the first barristers' clerk to be awarded a professional qualification by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Paul's client service skills, innovative approach, and professionalism have consistently been recognised as market-leading by the Chambers and Legal 500 Directories over the past decade, which have noted that Paul "stands apart in terms of his focus on developing relationships with law firms"; "provides an exceptional service" and has "a good eye for client needs" and "always goes the extra mile". During his twenty year career at the London Commercial Bar, Paul has led or been an integral part of teams that have achieved numerous awards as Chambers of the Year and for client service and he co-led the Halsbury-awarded Business Development Team of the Year. In joining Vannin, Paul is looking forward to bringing his expertise to a new and innovative setting.
Throughout his career, Paul has contributed to articles and has been invited to present on a wide range of topics in connection with business development, marketing & strategy, and innovation within the legal landscape, including presenting on the global stage at events such as the annual International Bar Association Conference, in Sydney in October 2017. He is a contributory editor of "The Independent Bar", the first book of its kind to provide insight into the inner workings of the modern barristers' chambers, and Paul was jointly responsible for the chapter that focused on Business Development and Practice Management within the chambers environment.
Further afield, Paul was a founding member of the Russian/CIS Arbitration Network (RCAN), on whose international executive committee he sits, and he currently serves as an Ambassador for Justice, the human rights charity working to strengthen the justice system. In September 2018 Paul was invited to become a Member of The African Philanthropy Advisory Board - Save the Children UK. He also sat on the IBC Management Committee during his career in chambers, and was tasked with running the access to the bar project, and as a result worked closely with the Stephen Lawrence Trust.
Paul holds qualifications in Marketing (CIM), and a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management (ILM).
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