Paul was educated at Thorpe St Andrew School, Keele University (where he graduated in Law and Economics) and Nottingham Law School where he completed the Post-graduate diploma in Legal Practice. Paul trained as a Solicitor with a large Norwich based firm where he worked for 16 years before spending 2 years at a leading firm in Essex. Paul was delighted to return to his home city of Norwich in March 2019 to Head the Commercial Property Team at Fosters.

Paul has extensive experience across many aspects of Commercial Property including Development work, Agriculture, Licensed Premises, Retail, Healthcare, Landlord and Tenant and Secured Lending.

Paul has been consistently recommended by the independent guides to the legal profession. The Legal 500 described him as "patient and helpful with incredible attention to detail" and noted his rare experience of the Supermarket sector - Paul has acted on the sale or acquisition of over 40 supermarkets throughout the UK.

In his spare time, Paul is a life long supporter of Norwich City FC and, when time allows, follows the progress of the local non-league clubs .He also follows Horse Racing and Cricket and collects history books despite these leaving his home looking like a library.