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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 as teacher, mental health charity manager and group psychoanalyst.  Upon qualification in 2008 he joined GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates as solicitor, thereafter gaining his police station and magistrates court duty solicitor qualifications. He has been supervising teams of paralegals and solicitors since 2012.

A seasoned and skilled trial advocate, litigator and team leader, he brings diverse experiences in previous areas of work to create 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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