Paul co-founded CEL Solicitors in 2016, with his wife, Jessica. He qualified as a solicitor in 2005, training at James Murray Solicitors where he specialised in civil litigation. At his career there, he progressed to ultimately managing the housing department during which time he was nominated and runner-up for Young Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year.
From there he moved to Hill Dickinson’s and Weightmans specialising in civil litigation. With a range of experiences under his belt he decided to found his own firm, Hampson Hughes Solicitors, which went on to be a national personal injury firm that has assisted over 200,000 clients to date. Paul supported in setting up CEL Solicitors with Jessica in 2016, eventually taking on the Managing Director role when she went on maternity leave with their first child, Georgia-Grace. Since then, he’s enjoyed the positive vibe at the firm, deciding to stay on at CEL and maintain a non-executive director role at Hampson Hughes.
His role at CEL involves managing the overall legal standards at the firm, implementing new workflows and procedures as well as monitoring the financial and legal performance of the firm. He has been instrumental alongside Jessica with building the firm both in staffing and clients and building a working culture to rival top law firms.