Paul qualified as a solicitor in the United Kingdom in 1979 and worked in private practice in Manchester before moving to Hong Kong in 1987. Paul then worked for a large local solicitors’ firm in Hong Kong for 12 years, eventually becoming the partner in charge of the firm’s litigation department.
In 1999 Paul moved to Queensland, Australia where he practised for two years with a leading Brisbane firm before returning to Hong Kong in January 2002 to join OLN.
Paul works primarily in OLN’s Matrimonial and Family Law Department, but also continues to handle other private law cases, along with compliance and regulatory matters from time to time.
Paul is a Civil Celebrant of Marriages and a member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association.
For many years Paul sat as Chairman of a number of Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunals, and since 2011, Paul has been appointed to the panel of Chairmen for the Building Ordinance (Cap 123) Appeal Tribunal.
Paul has been a part-time tutor at Hong Kong University, tutoring on the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws for the past 15 years.
He is a “family” man, both professionally and personally.
What Others Say
Paul Firmin at OLN has been my solicitor for the last 16 years. I recommend him highly for his straightforward, realistic and no nonsense approach, his efficiency and in particular his integrity. He is a kind and compassionate person with whom I have been able to entrust delicate family matters with complete confidence over the years.
– Sarah Gonnet
I have been a client of OLN (Paul Firmin) for many years, and I have always been very appreciative of his professional and responsive approach to my needs, and in providing excellent and practical advice. I would not hesitate to recommend Paul to anyone seeking sound legal advice and assistance.
– Dominic Li
I have used Paul at OLN as my lawyer for many years now and have been very satisfied with his professional and timely service. He is always aware of my needs, and delivers high quality work, in line with OLN’s motto – practical legal solutions, on time, no excuses. Recommended.
– Stephanie de Kantzow
I have been using Paul Firmin at OLN for over a year now, and have found him to be attentive to my case and hard-working. I have valued his timely advice and insight throughout, and would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.
– Vui Ling Leong