Paddy is Chairman of Simkins. He is a commercial media lawyer, advising a range of creative industry clients.

Over his longstanding career, Paddy has built up extensive expertise in the music, TV and film, theatre and publishing sectors. He regularly advises clients on recording, publishing, public appearance, management, sponsorship, merchandising, production and distribution arrangements.

In addition to his extensive media expertise, Paddy is well versed in advising on corporate and employment matters and domestic and international taxation issues.

His far-reaching client base consists of media companies, artists and high net worth individuals, in particular in the music business.

  • "He is a brilliant lawyer and very well regarded."
    Chambers & Partners, 2020
  • "Industry statesman."
    Chambers & Partners, 2017
  • "Just astonishing ... very much at the centre of things."
    Chambers & Partners, 2016