Paul J Dean > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
B4 6DR

Work Department

Business and Property Group

(Commercial Dispute Resolution, Partnership, Banking and Insolvency)


Specialisms: CDR, insolvency, banking and partnership.

Practises from Birmingham.

Recent insolvency cases include: Re Husky Group Ltd [2015] BPIR 184 (proving solvency with hindsight), Re Brown Bear Foods Ltd [2014] EWHC 1132 (Ch) (provisional liquidation instead of administration), Re Reflex Recordings Ltd [2013] EWHC 4514 (Ch) (costs – freezing injunction and administration order), and Re Safehosts (London) Ltd [2013] EWHC 2479 (Ch), [2013] BCC 721 (provisional liquidation instead of administration).

Recent banking cases include: Nautch Ltd v Mortgage Express and Walker Singleton (Property Management) Ltd [2012] EWHC 4136 (Ch) (LPA receivers, equitable duty to borrower and global costs order), and Earles v Barclays Bank plc [2010] Bus LR 566 (electronic disclosure and costs).

Other cases include: Wemyss v Karim and Douglas Wemyss LLP [2014] EWHC 292 (QB) (warranty/indemnity claim), Hamed v Stevens [2013] EWCA Civ 911 (conflicts of laws – foreign land), and Chahal v Mahal [2005] EWCA Civ 898 (partnership dissolution date).



Solicitor (Eversheds): 1996.

Solicitor Advocate (civil): 2001.

Called to the Bar: 2001.

Tenant 2002.


MCCBA. Birmingham Law Society (also former member of the Dispute Resolution committee).


Whitgift School.

BSc Hons (1st class): 1991.

PGDL: 1992-93.

LPC (Commendation): 1993-94


Pre-2006: rugby, scuba-diving and travelling.
Post-2006: parenting, thinking about the aforementioned and IPA.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Company and insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Paul J DeanNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Paul comes with an abundance of technical and practical knowledge of disputes. He is personable, thorough, and knowledgeable. His document and pleading presentation are second to none. He is one of the best junior barristers in Birmingham and a go-to man.’

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Paul J DeanNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Paul pays great attention to detail and has an impressive memory of the facts and is able to make points in simple ways with many examples. He has always been approachable and gives clear instructions. He is highly reliable and offers great support in times of difficulty.’