Paul Bell A qualified solicitor, Paul is Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial Law at Short, Richardson & Forth in Newcastle. Paul’s work covers advising on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance, corporate governance (public and private sector) and corporate disputes. Paul has also advised charities and social enterprises. In addition to his professional work, Paul was a director and trustee of the Rift Valley Newcastle Justice Project that provided charitable assistance to children in Nakuru in Kenya. Paul joined Dementia Matters as a Trustee in 2016 and is the Chair of the Risk Committee.