Paul Gulbenkian, the great nephew of Calouste Gulbenkian, is Honorary President of the Armenian Church of Saint Sarkis in London and, since 2005, Chairman of the Saint Sarkis Charity Trust.
He qualified as a solicitor in 1964, becoming Partner at Isadore Goldman (1970–1989), Senior Partner at Gulbenkian Harris Andonian and Isadore Goldman (1989–2005) and, since 2005, Senior Partner at Gulbenkian Andonian. He was a Crown Court Recorder from 1992–2005; and has been a part-time Immigration Judge since 1989. He is also Assistant Commissioner to the Boundary Commission for England and Wales (2000– ).
Paul Gulbenkian is a Member of the Law Society and was appointed Honorary Auditor (1988–1989). He has also been President of the Holborn Law Society (1984–1985) and a Member of the Legal Aid Appeal Panel (1984–1989). He was a Founder Member of the Solicitors Family Law Association (now called Resolution); the Immigration Law Practitioners Association; the European Immigration Lawyers Group (of which he is now President); and the Council of Immigration Judges. He is also a Freeman of the City of London (since 2001); and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Besides his work with the Saint Sarkis Charity Trust and the Armenian Church of Saint Sarkis, Paul Gulbenkian is involved with a number of other organisations supporting the Armenian community in the UK and abroad. In 1998 he was appointed Honorary Consul (Legal affairs) of the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia; and he is also Honorary President of the Apcar, Benlian and Essefian Trusts.