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 was superb in providing clear and concise summaries of the legal complexities and pitched things perfectly."

Legal 500 2024

"Paul Hopkins is very experienced and one of the leading lawyers in Wales. He is top drawer."

Chambers & Partners 2024

"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

"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

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