Management Team

Bishop Group

Paul Lever, Chairman

Paul’s career spans more than 30 years of executive experience.  He joined Reed International in 1985 as Managing Director of Crown Paints.  Following the sale of Crown to Williams Holdings, he was responsible for operations with sales of more than £400 million.  More recently he has concentrated on a mixture of private and public positions, including an appointment by the British Home Secretary as Chairman of the Authority that managed the UK National Criminal Intelligence Service and the National Crime Squad.

Graham Robinson, Acting CEO of Bishop Group and Managing Director of Bishop IP Investigations

Graham qualified as a solicitor in 1997 specialising in intellectual property litigation at the London law firm Nabarro Nathanson. He subsequently practiced as an intellectual property litigator at Olswang. He stopped practicing law to work for investigation companies, joining Bishop IP Investigations in 1999 and became a director of the company in June 2001. He was appointed Managing Director of Bishop IP in 2003. After the sudden and unexpected death of Jeff Katz in December 2020 he is currently Acting CEO of Bishop Group.

Bishop International

Paul Lund, Director of Corporate Investigations

Paul is a solicitor who in 1988 became the registered Director of Compliance for a member firm of the London Stock Exchange.  In 1990 he joined the Crown Prosecution Service and in 1998 he was appointed a case controller for the Serious Fraud Office.  He left the SFO in 2000 to join Bishop International where he has conducted due diligence inquiries and has supervised the investigation of major frauds on behalf of European and American banks and corporations.

Bishop IP Investigations

Steve White, Associate Director

Steve has a degree in chemistry and eight years’ laboratory experience.  After working with SATRA, the British research and technology centre, he moved to Beecham Pharmaceuticals in 1988 and managed the company’s Site Information Service for six years.  He joined Bishop IP Investigations in 1999 as an investigator and has supervised hundreds of investigations on behalf of law firms, trademark and patent agents and brand-owning companies.

Rachel Barker, Associate Director

Rachel started her career working in the law library of Allen & Overy before moving to Haymarket Publishing where she became Deputy Library Manager.  She left Haymarket in 2001 to become Research Manager for the Economist Intelligence Unit.  She joined Bishop IP Investigations as a Senior Investigator in 2012 and has supervised investigations across the world on behalf of UK and international clients.  In 2014 she was promoted to Associate Director.

Vincent de Vos, Associate Director

After earning a B.A. in History, Vincent worked on historical documentaries, but soon found himself in the more exotic world of superyachts, identifying and researching the requirements of potential clients and developing relationships with some of the sector’s most famous brands.  He joined Bishop IP Investigations in 2012 and became an Associate Director in 2015.  He is fluent in German and works extensively with German law firms on IP issues.