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

Led by the ‘commercially minded‘ Paul HopkinsGeldards LLP‘s eight-strong team has the resources and depth of knowledge to be able to handle a wide array of litigation, often involving multiple parties. Public sector-related litigation continues to inform much of the work, including the firm’s ongoing representation of the Welsh Ministers and NHS in Wales in a substantial competition law claim against Servier SAS and others, in relation to the drug Perindopril. Jonathan Griffiths  is pivotal to much of the firm’s public sector work in light of his administrative law (including judicial reviews) and public procurement expertise, in particular. Michael Evans handles more conventional commercial litigation, including shareholder and commercial contract disputes, for private sector clients, including a growing number of financial services entities.

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

(Hall of Fame)

Paul HopkinsGeldards LLP

Led by litigator Paul Hopkins and drawing from the expertise of numerous practitioners from many different practice areas, Geldards LLP‘s multi-disciplinary offering provides an ‘extremely knowledgeable‘ service to an impressive roster of sporting clients. Although the firm does handle some work for sports clubs, it is perhaps best-known for its representation of governing bodies and sporting charities, including Sport Wales and the British Boxing Board of Control. The firm also handles sports management work through Engagesport, the wholly owned subsidiary established in 2012.