Paul Hopkins QC
“he is thorough, persuasive and assured on his feet”
Chambers and Partners
Year of Call: 1989
Year of Silk: 2009
LLB (Hons)(Birmingham) 1984/87 (N.F.U. Mutual & Avon Assurance Prize for Commercial Law)
Gray’s Inn Senior Society Award
Recorder (January 2006) Crown Court (Authorised to try Serious Sexual Offences); Public / Private Family Law
Approved Counsel on the Welsh Assembly Government Panel of advocates under the category of Family and Children Law.
Member Bar Council / O.S.S. fees dispute joint tribunal
External examiner at Cardiff University Law School B.P.T.C. (‘Bar Finals’) course
Director, Family Contact (Cardiff) 1998 to date [Secretary to the Board 1999 to 2005]
Paul handles all aspects of public law and private child work.
Paul’s heavy care practice covers the full range of clients. Recent cases have included sibling fatalities, fabricated illness, serious sexual abuse and infant non accidental head injuries.
Before coming to the Bar, Paul aquired extensive experience, in a residential social work capacity, working with deaf people and people with learning disabilities / mental health problems. Paul is a Welsh speaker. He is married with one son.
Welsh Family Law Association
Paul has been consistently recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers directories since 2002 and 2003 respectively.
Chambers 2008 records that he “unfailingly won praise from the interviewees in both the ancillary relief and public law markets. He’s very sensible, knows the law, cares about the clients and does his research.” Chambers 2010 records that “…he is thorough, persuasive and assured on his feet.”