Paul is the Senior Partner at Johnsons and is the Head of our Media and Alternative Dispute Resolution department. He practices in the jurisdictions of England and Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Paul is also registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant by the California State Bar.
He has been involved in many high profile defamation actions in the UK and Ireland for more than 30 years, achieving record damages for claimant clients while also representing a number of national newspapers and publishers. His clients include numerous well known international personalities in the music, film, sport and entertainment industries. In conjunction with his media practice, Paul also advises on intellectual property and piracy issues.
Paul also has extensive experience in the rapidly developing areas of law relating to breach of confidence and privacy, and is regularly listed in Chambers and Partners and other directories as one of the leading media lawyers.
For more than 30 years, Paul has represented major insurance companies and has frequently been cited as one of the leading experts in professional indemnity and personal injury litigation, and has been involved in a number of ground-breaking actions involving policy and other related disputes.
Quotes from Chambers and Partners 2015:
“The "remarkable" Paul Tweed is acknowledged as a "legend" with an "unrivalled client base." He continues to operate at the forefront of the defamation and privacy market, and is lauded for his ‘unparalleled track record of success.’”
“a commanding presence in the publishing world, acting for newspapers and production companies. Tweed distinguishes himself by his familiarity with the Californian market, and commentators label the experienced practitioner a ‘guru’."