Paul is head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution team in Cardiff and has particular expertise in handling high value, large and complex cases.

Paul graduated from University College, Oxford in 1984. He trained with Slaughter and May in the City of London where he qualified as a solicitor in 1987. He joined Geldards in 1988 and became a partner in 1992.

He is an accredited CEDR mediator and is also the firm’s International Services Partner.

Paul is a Member of the Institute of Directors and the International Bar Association. He is also Junior Vice President of Cardiff and District Law Society and a director of Go Debt Limited, Engagesport LLP and Wales International Business Council. He also sits on the legal committee for the Welsh Centre for International Affairs.

Paul lives in Radyr, near Cardiff with his wife Gill and daughter Seren. He is a massive rugby, football and ice hockey fan. He is also a keen golfer and skier and is into classic and progressive rock music.


"Paul Hopkins is an experienced partner who can handle big-ticket litigation smoothly and effectively."


Legal 500, 2021

"He provides very practical and pragmatic advice and is quick to respond"


Chambers & Partners 2021

"Team head Paul Hopkins is excellent - very commercial and pragmatic"
Legal 500, 2020- Commercial Litigation

"user-friendly and responsive"
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2020, Commercial Litigation

"I find him a very reliable adviser and always available."
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2020- Commercial Litigation

"Paul Hopkins is ‘very down-to-earth and always goes the extra mile to help resolve an issue’. Praised for his ‘tremendous judgement’"
Legal 500, 2018

"Paul Hopkins leads the practice and is hailed as a "first-class" practitioner with extensive expertise in assisting with complex commercial disputes. "He has excellent knowledge and good client relationships," remarks one observer, who adds: "He is very experienced, commercially aware and gets to the point quickly!""
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2019