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Paul John Stanton

BCL, MA

Paul Stanton has been elected to a St Edmund Fellowship. He was born in Kirkby, Liverpool in 1964.  He remained in his hometown and was educated at St Kevin’s Comprehensive School.  He then came to St Edmund Hall as an undergraduate in 1982 to read Jurisprudence.  He graduated in 1985, and (temporarily) left Oxford to attend Chester Law School in 1985/1986.  His absence was short-lived as he returned in 1986 to study for the BCL.  He was awarded a BCL in 1987 and then returned to Liverpool to undertake a career as a Solicitor. 

Having qualified in 1989, he joined a newly established firm with only six other staff, and one partner.  As the firm grew, he took partnership in 1991 and since then the firm has (fortunately) grown, and now has over 110 staff.  His specialist area is personal injury litigation, and he is an active member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and the Liverpool Law Society. He is married with a young family.

In 1990, he was invited to become a school governor at his old school, which had amalgamated to become All Saints High School.  He has also served as a trustee of a well-known local children’s charity (KIND) for nine years.  During this time, he was active not only in the administration of the charity, but also in fund raising.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, and is a member of Caldy Golf Club, and the Liverpool Law Golf Society.  He describes himself as being a “competitive 23 handicap”.  He also holds a full helicopter pilot’s licence and is a keen observer of the futures markets.