Paul was Senior Partner of Addleshaw Goddard until May 2010, and has practised with the firm since qualification, specialising in Corporate Finance. He read Law at Clare College Cambridge.
He became Managing Partner of Addleshaw Sons & Latham in 1991 and Senior Partner of Addleshaw Booth & Co in 1997 before merger with Theodore Goddard in 2003 created what is now Addleshaw Goddard. Paul sits on the board of the CBI and on its Audit Committee, having previously been Chairman of the CBI North West.
He is also Chairman of the North West Business Leadership Team and a member of the board of Barlows Limited. Paul has held various company directorships in public and private companies, including directorship of the Yorkshire Building Society. He is currently Chairman of the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and Chairman of the Feoffees of Chetham’s School of Music.
Paul is involved in a variety of ways with Clare College Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award World Fellowship. Previously, Paul has served on the boards of the Hallé Concerts Society, Opera North and Northern Ballet Theatre and has been Joint-Chairman of the Prince’s Trust Development Committee in the North West.
He holds no other public appointments.