Paul Morris is a Partner and Head of Crisis Management. He is a senior solicitor with extensive experience in complex and serious crime, advising and defending in a wide range of criminal matters including homicide, sexual offences, blackmail, drugs offences and assaults.

He has particular experience in crisis and reputation management, advising professionals from the finance, media, film, music, medical, sports, political and teaching professions in relation to serious and complex investigations and prosecutions. As such, he often advises in parallel regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. Paul has considerable experience in handling allegations of misconduct amongst students in universities and other educational establishments, advising on the crucial first steps through to conclusion of the process and protecting a student’s academic career.

Paul provides advice from the early stages of an investigation through to trial and merits of appeal. He also provides advice and assistance to potential witnesses or corporate entities that have received a request to attend court, give evidence or produce documents.

Paul is described by his peers as the go to lawyer for HNW individuals in times of crisis. He is recognised for his Rolls-Royce service and discretion when representing clients under criminal investigation, who are in the public eye.

Paul has successfully represented a number of high-profile individuals including Sir Cliff Richard, musicians Amy Winehouse and Chris Martin, TV personality Jeremy Clarkson, publicist Max Clifford,  TV presenter the late Caroline Flack, golfer Thorbjørn Olesen as well as athletes Linford Christie OBE and Ricardo Dos Santos.

Ranked Band 1 – Crime: Chambers UK 2024

You get a Rolls-Royce service with him, nothing is too much trouble.’

Ranked ‘Hall of Fame’ – Crime: Legal 500 2024

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