Paula Kumar

Paula Kumar

Head of Dispute Resolution


0203 432 4020



What do you do for your clients at Ignition Law? 

As a litigator at heart, I fight hard for my clients but I also enjoy the creative side of solving problems, which may start out as a legal conundrum but often approaching it from a commercial perspective enables you to come up with a solution that is in the client’s best interests.

What gets me out of bed in the morning

I’m excited by challenges and facing problems head on, knowing that my perseverance is helping my clients achieve their goal. I love working with original people who are motivated to explore whether better options exist. In my line of work, each day I’m faced with something new and I’m eager to get in the door first thing and get going.

An entrepreneur I admire

Sheryl Sandberg, who has not only reached the top of multi billion male dominated technology companies, but has opened up discussion on the leadership gap and inspired women to become entrepreneurs and leaders in their own right. From taking risks such as joining Google when it was still in startup mode, driving Facebook forward and dramatically increasing its profits, to giving keynote speeches advocating leadership skills, equality and social justice, she has challenged pre-existing methods and encouraged others to think outside of the box.

What would you put on your Ignition Law playlist or bookshelf? 

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant. This book gives a powerful perspective on how you can create new ideas and practices and drive them forward by overcoming barriers, bucking against the trend and challenging groupthink. It teaches you how to encourage and nurture originality not only as a leader in organisations but also in every day life, including as a parent.

A social cause I care about is

climate change, because the world as we know it is changing before our eyes and we can all do more to limit the impact we have caused so that both wildlife and future generations are protected.

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Key Practices

Dispute resolution, Employment, Media and Entertainment


Keele University (LLB Hons) and University of Westminster


Simkins LLP, Swan Turton LLP


Employment Lawyers Association

Other interests

I like to combine my love of travelling with challenging outdoor activities so if I’m hiking up or skiing down a mountain, canyoning down waterfalls, or zip lining across a forest or quarry, I’m having a great day.

News, Insights & Resources


The Impact of Brexit on the Workforce Webinar: Recording

On the 26th January we held a webinar to discuss employment law issues arising from the UK’s departure from the European Union. Ignition Consultants Polly Jeanneret, Jemima Coleman and Nicky Cranfield were joined by immigration specialist Kim Vowden. Below we have a video recording for those of you who couldn’t make it on the day.

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