Paul Corner

Director & Chartered Financial Planner

telephone 0333 443 1066 | 0115 871 2179 | 0797 079 3501


  • General practice: Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Nottinghamshire
  • Retirement & investment planning: East Midlands, Central London, North Wales
  • Financial aspects of divorce & pension sharing orders: England & Wales


  • Divorce & pension sharing orders
  • Investment planning
  • “At retirement” planning
  • Later-life planning

Works with:

  • Private clients
  • SME Business owners
  • Trusts
  • Collaboratively with professional connections in accountancy, law and tax.


In addition to working with clients as their independent Chartered Financial Planner, Paul is a Director of Investment & Retirement Solutions Ltd with specific responsibility for ensuring all aspects of our business comply with both the spirit and the letter of all relevant regulations and laws.

Widely recognised as an expert, Paul also ‘moonlights’ as an award-winning university lecturer and as an adviser to The Pensions Ombudsman on complex pension disputes. Although exceptionally well qualified, Paul maintains that his greatest satisfaction comes from helping “regular folk”.

Having been an examiner for the London Institute of Banking & Finance’s level three financial capability academic qualifications, Paul has served as a tutor on the level six pension transfer specialist regulatory qualification paper. He is the Qualification Moderator for the level six investment management paper, with the specific responsibility of ensuring the coursework and examination test from across the whole syllabus and are framed to be technically challenging at a suitably high level. Paul also moderates the marking scheme and certifies the examination package as meeting the regulatory requirements for this prestigious advanced investment management qualification. 

Paul is particularly recognised for his expertise in pension matters and although not a lawyer, many years ago he was nominated for membership of the Solicitors Family Law Association (Resolution) in recognition of his work in the financial aspects of divorce and in particular pension sharing orders.

Claims to fame: Paul regularly spends time in prison! However he explains that he holds both standard and enhanced security clearance to provide 1:1 undergraduate tuition in a number of Midlands prisons.

As he has such a broad portfolio of responsibilities, Paul isn’t very good at relaxing, but we have it on good authority that he is slowly discovering the ‘art of pottering in the garden’, and we know he enjoys quality time with his children. Paul’s guilty pleasure is a 50-year old rag-top (quite literally) classic British sports car.

Did you know: Paul is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of his wide ranging work in financial education.


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Registered in England & Wales (6884783) at Ransom Hall, Ransom Wood, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0HJ

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