Paul did not leap straight into the law. Having studied French and Drama at the University of London and Central School of Speech and Drama, he worked as a teacher of English in France, Egypt and Turkey, before deciding to become a solicitor, qualifying in 1988. He trained and initially worked as a company solicitor with a City of London firm in the boom times of Big Bang in the late 80’s and cut his teeth on a number of interesting transactions involving people such as Sir Robert Maxwell and Asil Nadir.
Paul left the bright lights of London in the early 90’s and joined Leathes Prior, becoming a Partner in 1994. Throughout his legal career, Paul has specialised in Company Law, and in particular the sale and purchase of private companies, MBO’s, company re-organisations, fundraising, joint ventures, not-for-profit organisations and pure company law matters. Paul is Head of the Corporate and Commercial Team of six specialist solicitors. He acts for a large number of local businesses, as well as national and international clients.
Paul founded the Duffers Golfing Association around 25 years ago, to provide a sanctuary for aspiring golfers with limited talent and is beginning to take some pride in the fact that, having taken up golf in 1972, he still has a handicap of 28.
Paul is fluent in French and conversant in a number of other languages.
Advise Angling Direct plc on £5.5 million fund raise
Advise owners of Chells Instruments Ltd in sale to SDI Group
Assist in sale of Broads Tours
Assist Angling Direct buy out Erics Angling Centre
Advising Almary Green on its merger with Smith & Pinching Group
Advising on sale of Jack Richards & Son Limited
Advising on sale to management of Mayday Office Equipment Services Limited
Advising Angling Direct Plc on its AIM floatation