Paul specialises in advice on contentious issues. He also provides strategic advice on potentially contentious matters involving private clients, trusts, charities, landowners and rural businesses. Paul's expertise covers several areas of law including land and property, trusts, executries, contracts and partnership. He has particular experience of complex property disputes, landlord and tenant disputes and contentious trust or executry matters. As well as involvement in a number of judicial review cases, Paul has also advised and represented clients in high-profile Public Inquiries. Paul represents clients' interests in the Scottish Courts and can also provide advice on alternative forms of dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation.

Following graduation from Aberdeen University, Paul worked in Edinburgh before joining Turcan Connell in 1999. He is a Notary Public and Chair for the Scottish branch of the Property Litigation Association (PLA).