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Paul is a Solicitor in England and Wales, a Solicitor in Northern Ireland and an Attorney in the United States (New York State).


Paul specialises in Proceeds of Crime and Financial Crime work and is a member of an elite group of UK lawyers ranked by Chambers and Partners in the area of ‘PoCA Work and Asset Forfeiture’. Paul’s full Chambers and Partners profile can be viewed here.


Paul has several years of litigation experience as well as substantial in-house experience having worked as a financial crime advisor to one of the largest investment banks in the world for several years. 


As member of the Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme (‘CLAS’) and a Solicitor Advocate, Paul is one of a reducing minority of Solicitors who can personally attend to litigation from inception through to disposal.


Paul is a keen advocate and is regularly instructed to conduct hearings in both criminal and civil courts and represents Imran Khan and Partners before the Senior Court Costs Office.  

Professional Memberships

Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association

London Irish Lawyers Association

Chambers and Partners 2024 guide

“He is faultless in his knowledge of POCA and has a very good way with clients.”

“It's a delight to be instructed by Paul. He leaves no stone unturned and has excellent knowledge.”

“Paul is very good on the law and it is astonishing just how hard he works.”

Business Today, TOP PoCA Work & Asset Forfeiture Lawyers in the UK, 2023

"Paul O’Donnell of Imran Khan & Partners specializes in POCA work, regularly representing high-net-worth individuals in cross-border matters. His proficiency in handling confiscation proceedings and enforcement matters makes him a sought-after legal expert."

Chambers and Partners 2023 guide

"I thoroughly recommend Paul O'Donnell. He's hard-working, he's good with clients and he knows POCA really well."

Chambers and Partners 2022 guide

"Paul is extremely hard-working and has established an important niche in confiscation work. He is dedicated, responsive and good with clients." 

"Paul is hugely impressive on confiscation law and financial crime."

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