Paul is the firm's Senior Partner and Managing Partner, responsible for driving the vision and strategy of the firm. Additionally, Paul manages a varied caseload, working with business leaders, across a wide range of sectors, helping them to grow and develop their companies. Paul’s experience extends to working with clients in the businesses of IT, recruitment, media, childcare, healthcare, construction and retail. His field of practice includes UK subsidiaries of overseas parent companies, SMEs, owner-managed businesses and partnerships.
Paul’s area of expertise is his ability to combine sound commercial advice with tax planning for businesses. In the case of owner-managed businesses, he is experienced in delivering the personal objectives of the individuals involved and in responding to the specific challenges of those who mix business with family life.
Advising clients participating in Management Buyouts (MBOs), Management Buy-In (MBIs) and the acquisition and disposal of companies is an area Paul particularly enjoys. When working on transactions he has provided strategic advice, assistance with raising finance, financial due diligence and business valuations. In addition, Paul is a member of Mercer & Hole’s Litigation Support Team and has prepared a considerable number of expert witness reports.
Having previously completed his training with a top 20 firm in London, Paul joined Mercer & Hole in 1987 and became a General Practice Partner of the firm in 1990. He became the firm’s Senior Partner in 2013 and, additionally, Mercer & Hole’s Managing Partner in 2017.
Paul is married with three children. When leisure time allows, he enjoys watching football and rugby, and visiting the gym. Paul also enjoys listening to live music and can often be found at Glastonbury in June.
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