Paul heads up Dispute Resolution in Cardiff. He has over 30 years commercial litigation and dispute resolution experience, with particular expertise in handling high value, large and complex commercial disputes. His practice covers commercial contract, product liability, intellectual property, international, company shareholder and director issues, partnership disputes, insolvency, civil fraud, sports disputes, competition and professional negligence cases. His clients include manufacturing and construction, financial and professional services, technology, sports and public sector clients.

Paul’s experience includes representing the Welsh Government and NHS in substantial competition law cases. He has also obtained injunctive relief for corporate clients, including obtaining a freezing injunction over a company director’s assets and recovery of misappropriated assets. He has been involved in some leading shareholder and sports related cases and pursued professional negligence claims against surveyors, accountants, financial advisors and solicitors amongst others. He has appeared at all levels of the court system including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, where he was involved in the first case relating to the Welsh devolved settlement.

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What clients say

"Paul Hopkins is a pleasure to deal with. Doing everything possible to shoulder the burden of resolving disputes and get the balance right between keeping you informed and shielding you from unnecessary stress."

Nigel Griffiths, Business Development Director, Vargo Group

"I have known Paul professionally for many years, and the work he has undertaken for various banks and other funding institutions has always been of an exemplary standard. Highly recommended."

Martin Holland, Senior Manager Complex Transactions, Homes England

"Paul Hopkins took over a complex commercial dispute I was involved in, exercising good judgement in relation to the handling of sensitive documents, our possession of which was objected to by our opponents. "

Legal 500 2022

"I have worked with Paul and his team for over 15 years and they continue to deliver an exceptional service that is focused on achieving the best commercial outcome for each assignment."

Gavin Payne, Director, Nauvoo Ventures Limited

"Paul Hopkins has a very good litigation style and offers good client service."

Chambers & Partners 2023

"Paul Hopkins is undoubtedly an excellent commercial litigator. Someone with tact and judgment and skilled, in particular, in handling multi-jurisdictional elements to a claim involving liabilities arising primarily overseas."

Legal 500 2023

"Paul kept a careful eye on the client’s longer-term commercial objectives beyond the scope of the litigation."

Legal 500 2022

"A huge thank you for all your help and support over the past few years - we have been so lucky to have had you on our side. You have all been great advocates for us during this time."

Client quote 2022

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