Paul is a solicitor, advising companies and organisations across the private, public and third sectors. His expertise in charitable organisations and the not-for-profit sector, is widely recognised. He was a Senior Partner in Burness Paull LLP until 2010 and is now the Director of PaulPia Limited. He is a founder member of the Scottish North American Business Council, member of the Institute of Directors as well as being former Chairman of the Japan Society in Scotland.