Paul Hopkins > Geldards LLP > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Geldards LLP
Capital Quarter No.4
Tyndall Street
CF10 4BQ

Work Department

Commercial Dispute Resolution


Paul heads up Dispute Resolution in Cardiff. He has over 30 years commercial litigation and dispute resolution experience, with particular expertise in handling high value, large and complex commercial disputes. His practice covers commercial contract, product liability, intellectual property, international, company shareholder and director issues, partnership disputes, insolvency, civil fraud, sports disputes, competition and professional negligence cases. His clients include manufacturing and construction, financial and professional services, technology, sports and public sector clients.

Paul’s experience includes representing the Welsh Government and NHS in substantial competition law cases. He has also obtained injunctive relief for corporate clients, including obtaining a freezing injunction over a company director’s assets and recovery of misappropriated assets. He has been involved in some leading shareholder and sports related cases and pursued professional negligence claims against surveyors, accountants, financial advisors and solicitors amongst others. He has appeared at all levels of the court system including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, where he was involved in the first case relating to the Welsh devolved settlement.

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

(Hall of Fame)

Paul HopkinsGeldards LLP

Leveraging its traditional public sector strength, as well as handling a substantial volume of work in the private sector, including for manufacturing, financial services and sports clients, Geldards LLP‘s ‘knowledgeable’ four-partner disputes team has visibility in many of the country’s highest-profile and high stakes matters. Team head Paul Hopkins embodies the firm’s versatility, being as adept at representing companies across contractual, shareholder and partnership disputes, as he is for the Welsh government and NHS in relation to, inter alia, competition law cases. Although he does handle some mainstream commercial litigation, Jonathan Griffiths‘ primary focus lies on public law disputes, including defending public bodies in procurement disputes and in judicial review proceedings. Other key partners include Michael Lindsey, who has deep experience in contentious IP matters, and the ‘personable and extremely practical’  Michael Evans, who continues to gain market visibility as a result of his general commercial litigation smarts and his skill at handling contentious insolvency matters.

Wales > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

(Hall of Fame)

Paul HopkinsGeldards LLP

Geldards LLP‘s multidisciplinary sports team advises governing bodies and sports clubs across a myriad contentious and non-contentious matters. Team head Paul Hopkins has vast experience at representing sports clients in litigation and is also a director of the firm’s wholly-owned subsidiary, EngageSport, a sports management company specialising in sports business solutions and management to brands, rights holders and professional athletes. Senior associate Bethan Walsh leverages her charity sector expertise to good effect on behalf of sports organisations on governance and constitutional issues.