Paul comes from an old Rutland farming family and joined Berrys in 1971. Although in his early days with the firm he set up the farm management and consultancy department his career has developed into other areas, notably dispute resolution. His first experience acting as an expert witness was in rent reviews held under the Agricultural Holdings Act. Since then he progressed to acting on behalf of parties in disputes and was first appointed to the Lord Chancellor’s panel of agricultural arbitrators in 1994. He has acted regularly since then as both an arbitrator and more recently an independent expert and has been an accredited mediator since 2012.