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Paul Mathew

Supervising Solicitor

p.mathew@gtstewart.co.uk
020 8299 6000

Before returning to the law in 2004, Paul had a diverse career working in Mental Health, Teaching and in the Civil Service.  He worked at Berri’s (now Vickers) as a paralegal, then trainee solicitor whilst re-training in law. Upon qualification in 2008 he joined GT Stewart as a solicitor, going on to gain his police station and Magistrates’ Court Duty Solicitor qualifications.  He is a seasoned and skilled trial advocate and team leader, with diverse experiences in previous areas of work creating a unique approach to client care, team dynamics and cross-examination.  Paul has a particular interest in defending the mentally vulnerable, and in challenging the casual use of injunctive measures such as Criminal Behaviour Orders.

Notable recent successes as litigator include: securing for a vulnerable client alleged to have set fire to his neighbour’s house a mental health treatment order together with a comprehensive re-housing and care package; the acquittal of a helicopter pilot alleged to have conspired to import £6 million pounds’ worth of cocaine into the UK, the only one of five co-defendants acquitted.

Education and Qualifications:

BA Joint Hons Law and Politics 1984
PG Diploma Psychoanalytic Group Psychotherapy 2000
PG Diploma Law 2005

Legal Practice Course 2007

Other interests:

Raising his daughter, hillwalking, photography, cycling, live music, historical fiction, backgammon, life afloat.

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