Chief Executive & Partner

Leeds Office London Office


Telephone. +44(0) 113 233 0100
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Paul has been HGF's CEO since 2004. He is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the firm and the delivery of its performance objectives. Under his leadership, the firm's turnover has grown 10-fold from £8.3 million to £80.3 million, with profits rising 23-fold from £0.9 million to £20.4 million. Paul is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales, a non-practising solicitor of the Republic of Ireland and holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biological Sciences from the University of Leicester and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Bristol.


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Yorkshire Director of the Year 2017 for £35m to £100m Companies, Yorkshire Business Leaders Awards


HGF continue to be highly ranked in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2020 rankings

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Conferences: 2021

October 29th 2021

APAA, Gold Coast Australia


June 12th 2021

Bio, Boston USA


May 1st 2021

INTA, San Diego USA


Conferences: 2019

June 3rd 2019

2019 BIO International Convention - Philadelphia


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May 18th 2019

INTA 141st Annual Meeting 2019 - Boston


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