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Paul Schofield

Partner

MLA winnersPaul trained with Farleys and was admitted in 1980. He is head of Farleys Fraud and Business Crime department, dealing exclusively with serious/complex cases, a Very High Cost Cases Panel supervisor and a Higher Courts (Criminal) Advocate. Paul has immense experience in defending clients from professional backgrounds.

His nationwide reputation has been founded upon a considerable number of high profile media interest cases. He has a well earned reputation for sustained personal attention to a case from start to finish, detailed and energetic preparation and robustly defending the rights of clients.

Paul has assisted members of British Cycling in relation to criminal matters and routinely acts for professional footballers, as well as members of the National Association of Head Teachers and the National Union of Teachers. He has also received instructions from a major political party to represent its members in relation to alleged electoral and financial fraud. Paul acts as a legal adviser to ITV’s soap Emmerdale in relation to criminal story lines.

Paul is also a member of the SAS (Solicitors’ Assistance Scheme) and regularly advises solicitor clients in Law Society investigations carried out by the SRA, also representing them in disciplinary proceedings before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. In addition, Paul is a member of The Law Society’s Panel of solicitors approved to advise other solicitors on money laundering issues.

Paul’s work has been annually recognised since 2003 in Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession, since 2007 in Debrett’s People of Today for his ‘outstanding contribution to the legal profession’, and since 2010 in The Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer.

What people say about Paul

Paul is "superb and vastly experienced" and "leaves no stone unturned for his clients and is the master of patient strategy"

Legal 500 Guide 2017

2017-10-24T15:01:42+00:00

Legal 500 Guide 2017

Paul is "superb and vastly experienced" and "leaves no stone unturned for his clients and is the master of patient strategy"
“The intrinsic warmth of Paul Schofield’s personality allied to his tremendous expertise.”

 Solicitor Client

2017-08-31T15:58:39+00:00

 Solicitor Client

“The intrinsic warmth of Paul Schofield’s personality allied to his tremendous expertise.”
“Paul Schofield is absolutely first class, with a very good grasp of client care. Paul’s ability to put the client at ease is second to none. “

Legal 500

2017-08-31T15:54:48+00:00

Legal 500

“Paul Schofield is absolutely first class, with a very good grasp of client care. Paul’s ability to put the client at ease is second to none. “
"I could never thank you enough for your sound advice, support and perseverance."

Mr J - Criminal Defence Client

2019-04-30T12:40:35+00:00

Mr J - Criminal Defence Client

"I could never thank you enough for your sound advice, support and perseverance."
Paul Schofield "combines an enormous wealth of experience with a level of client care that is second to none." He is a veteran criminal practitioner with a focus on fraud and money laundering matters, as well as a strong record of handling tax fraud investigations by HMRC.

Chambers and Partner 2018

2017-11-09T16:05:47+00:00

Chambers and Partner 2018

Paul Schofield "combines an enormous wealth of experience with a level of client care that is second to none." He is a veteran criminal practitioner with a focus on fraud and money laundering matters, as well as a strong record of handling tax fraud investigations by HMRC.
“Paul is a very able and experienced practitioner who brings a clear, level head to the table “

Legal 500 

2017-08-31T15:56:00+00:00

Legal 500 

“Paul is a very able and experienced practitioner who brings a clear, level head to the table “
"He is terrific," "He has a huge amount of experience and his level of commitment to the case is extraordinary."

Chambers & Partners Guide 2019

2018-11-15T15:40:12+00:00

Chambers & Partners Guide 2019

"He is terrific," "He has a huge amount of experience and his level of commitment to the case is extraordinary."
“Five star operator Paul Schofield is accessible, has the human touch and is one of the best solicitors I have ever dealt with “

Chambers & Partners

2017-08-31T15:55:24+00:00

Chambers & Partners

“Five star operator Paul Schofield is accessible, has the human touch and is one of the best solicitors I have ever dealt with “
“I just can’t thank you enough. You have all been so brilliant. I could not have had better support personally and legally, I will never ever forget it” 

Mr G

2017-08-31T15:57:55+00:00

Mr G

“I just can’t thank you enough. You have all been so brilliant. I could not have had better support personally and legally, I will never ever forget it” 

Professional Memberships

The Law Society, Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association (CLSA), the Legal Aid Agency’s VHCC Appeal Panel, Duty Solicitor Scheme, Specialist (formerly Serious) Fraud Panel (SFP), and North West Fraud Forum (NWFF).

Accreditations


The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

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