Paul Brehony > Signature Litigation LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Signature Litigation LLP

Work Department

Commercial Litigation, Insolvency Disputes


Paul is a partner and has nearly 30 years’ experience in complex multi-jurisdictional commercial, banking, tax and insolvency related disputes and has acted in some of the largest and highest profile insolvencies of recent times.

Paul’s practice focuses on both claimant and defendant mandates, and often has a heavy investigative bias. His clients include many of the leading accountancy firms and their officeholders, as well as individuals and corporates across a wide spectrum of specialist sectors, ranging from telecoms to insurance.

Prior to joining Signature, Paul was a partner in the commercial litigation team at Stewarts for 10 years and before that he was at PwC Legal where he led the Commercial Litigation team. Previously Paul was at Simmons & Simmons and SJ Berwin.


Solicitor, Simmons and Simmons, 1997; Solicitor, SJ Berwin, 2003; Senior Lawyer, Commercial Litigation Group Head, PwC Legal, 2010; Partner, Stewarts, 2020; Partner, Signature Litigation, Present.


Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3) and the International Bar Association. A Board Trustee of a charity focused on enfranchising marginalised young women in India through education.


King’s / Goldsmiths College, London University; College of Law


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Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

The dispute resolution experts at Signature Litigation LLP have a particular focus on complex, cross-border civil fraud claims, as well as ‘great specialist insolvency and financial services knowledge‘. Practice head Graham Huntley has expertise in fraud and ‘will not hesitate to go the extra mile to get the result for his client’. His team includes new arrival Paul Brehony, who joined from Stewarts Law LLP in 2020 and is a ‘highly accomplished insolvency litigator’. Simon Bushell left the firm to join Seladore Legal in 2020.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

Disputes boutique Signature Litigation LLP‘s banking litigation team attracts praise for its ‘great specialist knowledge‘ and ‘real experience in claimant-led litigation‘. It frequently represents claimants in financial services disputes and also has experience acting for banks. The ‘outstandingGraham Huntley leads the practice which includes Abdulali Jiwaji who has particular experience in financial products and misselling disputes. The ‘stellarBecca Hogan and the ‘excellentRory Spillman among the ‘impressive‘ senior associates. The group benefits from the additions of Tom Snelling and Paul Brehony from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Stewarts Law LLP respectively.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

‘Strong from top to bottom‘, litigation boutique Signature Litigation LLP‘s commercial litigation team is ‘exceptionally good at building up the dispute strategy‘. The ‘absolute starGraham Huntley leads the team, which includes the ‘very brightAbdulali Jiwaji who ‘inspires confidence‘ including in contentious regulatory matters as well as financial services, corporate and M&A disputes. The team also includes the ‘hugely talentedDaniel Spendlove, who has a broad practice. It has been strengthened by the additions of Tom Snelling, who has a breadth of experience, and Paul Brehony (who is particularly strong for insolvency-related disputes) from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Stewarts Law LLP respectively. Simon Bushell joined Seladore Legal.