Paul is the founding partner of Wordley Partnership. In his previous role at Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, he headed up the international insurance and reinsurance claims practice.
Paul's expertise is geared towards advisory, complex claims, dispute resolution and coverage issues in the international insurance and reinsurance markets, acting for policyholders, insurers, brokers, intermediaries and reinsurers. His particular areas of expertise are in the oil, gas, mining, marine, construction and TMT sectors.
Paul has been involved in a number of high-profile international insurance and reinsurance claims in recent years and has also advised on a number of recent major oil, gas and mining claims. He also has significant mediation experience, having represented clients in several successful multi-million-dollar mediations. Paul has also conducted numerous arbitrations before LMAA, ICC, SCC and LCIA.
He is recommended by expert legal directories as 'exceptional' and has become a thought leader in the mining insurance world.
2019: Wordley Partnership
2017-19: EC3 Legal LLP, London
Head of Insurance Practice
1995-2017: Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, London
Strategy Board 2012-2016
Management Board 2002-2012
Head of Insurance 2002-2012
1991-1995: Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, London
1986-1991: Tindall Riley and Co Managers
Britannia Steamship Insurance Company
1982-1986: 6 Grays Inn Place
1981-82: Brick Court Chambers (Jonathan Sumption QC)
1978-1981: Bristol University
Law Degree LLB (2:1)