Paul Stanley KC > Essex Court Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Essex Court Chambers


Prior to being called to the bar, Paul lectured on European Community Law at Downing College, Cambridge and was a judicial assistant to the Hon Mr Justice Phillips in R v Kevin Maxwell & ors. Since being in practice he has advised and acted in a wide range of arbitrations and conducted a variety of hearings before tribunals. Cases include arbitrations concerning war risk during the Gulf War, the Bermuda excess liability form and allocation of pollution losses under reinsurance contracts. Has advised and acted in disputes concerning film finance and production, broadcasting rights, computer software and services, television production, often with an international element and has participated in mediation and advised clients on appropriate approaches to alternative dispute resolution. Has frequently advised and acted in cases involving European Community law issues including agriculture.


Called 1993, Middle Temple.


French (working knowledge), German (working knowledge).


Downing College, Cambridge (BA); Harvard Law School (LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Paul Stanley KCEssex Court Chambers ‘Completely brilliant. Paul is a go-to silk. He is bright beyond compare and, despite being incredibly busy, always makes himself available if you need his assistance.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Paul Stanley KCEssex Court Chambers ‘His forensic skills, alongside his fierce intellect, allow him to cut through any legal claim which is put in front of him. He is efficient, strategic and businesslike which is highly attractive to clients.’

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Paul Stanley KCEssex Court Chambers ‘Paul has the highest integrity so when he makes a submission the court understands that and will always listen very carefully.’