Paul Dungate

Paul Joined the Firm in June 2015 as the Head of Business Law.

Paul undertakes corporate transactional work and other complex non-transactional deals and contracts. After his first few years in private practice, Paul spent nearly 20 years in-house, starting at the Legal Services division of ICI plc and then moving to be the legal Advisor to Associated Octel (now Octel Corp.) in the fuel additives and chemicals business.

“Thank you for your wisdom, advice and input. It completely changed the ‘game plan’. Hugely appreciated.”

In 1997 Paul became Head of Legal at multinational Hays plc. He and his team of lawyers dealt with around 70 mainly acquiring transactions before working on the major Hays plc reorganisation, leaving around 2005 after it had been transformed into one of the world’s biggest recruitment companies. In 1999, he and his team won the prestigious ‘In-House Lawyer’ magazine’s ‘In-House Team of the Year’ award.

“Thank you for the support you gave me. Always at the end of the phone, so very helpful.”

In 2007 Paul went back to private practice, specialising in complex commercial and procurement work and corporate transactions in a major regional practice. His work has recently consisted of various owner-managed sales, a public body outsourcing £160m of services and about £40m of IT licensing, development and outsourcing over 6 contracts.

Brilliant job … He really is exceptional”

Paul enjoys playing golf and , whilst he is not a pensions lawyer, enjoys being an independent nominated trustee of a plc’s £800m pension fund.

For more information, contact Paul at paul.dungate@stevensdrake.com

01293 596 981