Background & Education
Paul Hewitt qualified as a solicitor in 1997 before being called to the Bar in 2010. He joined chambers in 2014 and practices as a criminal barrister.
Paul was born and brought up in Melbourne, Australia, before moving to South Wales. He studied the University of London LL.B law degree through Swansea Law School and then undertook the Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University.
After qualifying, Paul worked with well-known South Wales firms such as John Collins and Partners and Ivor Evans and Benjamin, undertaking a mixture of civil cases including personal injury, general civil cases, commercial and property litigation.
In 2006, Paul joined the CPS, rising to Senior Crown Prosecutor and was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 2010. Paul has extensive knowledge and experience of criminal law and has prosecuted and defended cases of:
Fraud, burglary, theft, robbery, rape (including allegations of historic offending), murder, manslaughter, all types of violent offences and cases involving dangerous driving and other road traffic offences.
Paul has a detailed understanding of the criminal justice system and prides himself on providing a dedicated first class service for his clients, including written and verbal advice on the law and practice.
Memberships & Associations
- Criminal Bar Association
- Gray’s Inn, London
- Wales and Chester Circuit
Paul has a keen interest in sport, particularly those Aussie favourites: rugby, cricket and surfing. He is a member of Lisvane Cricket Club, Cardiff and is a qualified cricket umpire and member of the ECB ACO panel of cricket officials.