Paul is a Jersey Advocate and English Solicitor (non-practising) and one of the founding partners of Steenson Nicholls.
Paul qualified as an English Solicitor in 1993 and worked in London as a solicitor for Irwin Mitchell LLP before moving to Jersey in 2002.
Paul was admitted as a Jersey Advocate in 2006 and was a Partner of a global offshore law firm from 2008 to 2017. Paul headed up the Jersey office’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice before leaving the firm to start up his own Jersey law firm, Nicholls Law.
Paul specialises in complex international financial litigation including contentious trust, commercial disputes as well as civil fraud and asset recovery and is an experienced court room lawyer.
Paul is a member of the Law Society of Jersey, the Law Society of England and Wales, the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), the Victims of Crime Association of Lawyers (VOCAL), the Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts and the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association.
“Paul Nicholls is a sharp and hardworking case manager” – Legal 500 (2017)
“Paul Nicholls is a robust and user-friendly litigator” – Legal 500 (2016)
“Paul Nicholls is a good tactician” – Legal 500 (2015)
“Paul Nicholls has expertise in asset recovery, compliance and regulatory issues, and handles cross-border cases” – Legal 500 (2014)
“Paul Nicholls is meticulous in his work” – Legal 500 (2011)
“Service minded, responsive and clear” – Chambers and Partners (2016)
“Really easy to deal with” – Chambers and Partners (2016)
‘Paul Nicholls inspires confidence. He is quick witted and enthusiastic as well as determined and seasoned. He obviously really cares about what he does.’ – Legal 500 (2021)
‘Paul Nicholls leads from the front. An impressive tactician, and a formidable presence. Clients feel immediately that they have an expert on their side.’ – Legal 500 (2021)