Paul Grumbar

Paul Grumbar
Called: 1974
Qualifications: BA (Philosophy)

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Formerly a practitioner in London and Bristol, Paul Grumbar joined Colleton Chambers in 2015.  He is a specialist in criminal law, undertaking prosecution and defence work. He is a CPS level 3 prosecutor and sits as a Recorder.

Notable Cases

R v Barry Williams and others;
Manslaughter – death by flight-defence in robbery and manslaughter arising from hitchhiker forced to jump to his death. Court of Appeal.

R v Smolanski;
Abuse of Process [delay]  – prosecution. Guideline case. Court of Appeal.

R v Medlen and others;
International Fraud Serious – Fraud Office prosecution arising from multi-million pound insider theft from city bank. Central Criminal Court.

R v Reeves and others;
Drug Importation – defence in allegation of importation through Russia

R v Henry and others;
Solicitor fraud – Serious Fraud Office prosecution involving UK solicitor defrauding UK resident in US courts. Bristol Crown Court.

Recent interesting cases include:

Defence of contractor on charges of corruption involving government contracts.
Defence of businessman on major money laundering charges.


Bilingual French.


“highly recommended”  Legal 500 2010
“Accomplished junior”  Legal 500 2009

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