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Chambers of Paul Reed QC and PJ Kirby QC

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HARDWICKE BUILDING, NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3SB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 2523
Fax:
Fax 020 7691 1234
DX:
393 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.hardwicke.co.uk
Hardwicke (Chambers of Paul Reed QC and PJ Kirby QC), PJ Kirby QC, London, ENGLAND

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PJ Kirby QC

Tel:
Work 020 7242 2523
Email:
Hardwicke (Chambers of Paul Reed QC and PJ Kirby QC)

Work Department

Commercial dispute resolution; costs; banking, finance and credit; civil fraud; employment; professional negligence.

Position

PJ has enjoyed a long and successful career at the Bar having previously been a partner in a Holborn firm of solicitors. He took silk in 2013 – the only costs specialist to do so that year. PJ is Joint Head of Chambers at Hardwicke.

PJ’s practice covers costs litigation, commercial dispute resolution and professional negligence. He is instructed by a wide range of solicitors from City firms to High Street practitioners. As well as cases in England & Wales PJ has appeared in the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal in relation to the legality of CFAs and in the DIFC in Dubai and much of his work has an international dimension.

PJ is recognised as an expert in the field of costs and is often instructed on appeals in relation to problems over retainers, CFAs etc. He is also often instructed to draft bespoke DBAs, CFAs or CCFAs for firms of solicitors.

PJ sits as a Deputy District Judge and is a Bar Council appointed High Court costs assessor. PJ is also an ADR group accredited mediator and is on the Costs ADR (CADR) panel of mediators.

Career

Qualified 1989; solicitor Supreme Court 1983-89; deputy district judge; barrister assessor in costs appeals. Formerly a partner in a firm of Holborn solicitors.

Member

Commercial Bar Association; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association; Employment Law Bar Association.

Education

LLB Hons.

Leisure

Family, faith, football and food - although the order of importance tends to vary!


London Bar

Costs

Within: Costs – Leading silks

PJ Kirby QC - HardwickeHas a good academic and commercial blend in relation to costs issues.

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