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2 TEMPLE GARDENS, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9AY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7822 1200
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Fax 020 7822 1300
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134 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Paul Downes QC

Tel:
Work 020 7822 1221
Email:
2TG – 2 Temple Gardens (2TG – 2 Temple Gardens)

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial law (with specific expertise in banking and finance-related matters), international trade, media and entertainment, and professional negligence.

Career

Called 1991; Gray’s Inn; Barclays Bank 1983-87; lectured in accountancy and banking law 1985-92; assistant examiner in banking law and accountancy for Chartered Institute of Bankers 1987-92. Publications: ‘Insurers Rights of Subrogation’ (1993); ‘Fraud: Law Practice and Procedure, VCP 600: Not So Short Compliance’ (2007); ‘Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents’, vol 4.1 ‘Banking’ (2008).

Languages

Basic French.

Education

Warren Comprehensive; associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers (1986) (Lombard Prize, Henry Grosvenor Trust Award, Whitehead Memorial Prize); Magdalen College, Oxford (1990 BA First Class; Wronker Prize for tort; top-ranking legal history paper); Gray’s Inn Bacon Scholar.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Paul Downes QC - 2TG – 2 Temple Gardens β€˜Evidently a good commercial lawyer, and a skillful advocate and tactician.’

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Paul Downes QC - 2TG – 2 Temple Gardens β€˜A strong cross-examiner, who makes mincemeat of witnesses.’

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Financial services

Within: Financial services – Leading silks

Paul Downes QC - 2TG – 2 Temple Gardens β€˜A creative thinker, who handles difficult clients with skill and tact.’

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Paul Downes QC - 2TG – 2 Temple Gardens β€˜Incredibly hands-on.’

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