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12 King's Bench Walk

Chambers of Paul Russell QC

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Bristol, London

Andrew Roy

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12 King's Bench Walk (Chambers of Paul Russell QC)


Barrister specialising in personal injury (including industrial disease), clinical negligence, costs, professional negligence and general civil.

Cases of note:

Marsh v Ministry of Justice [2017] EWHC 1040 (QB): 15 day High Court trial of an occupational stress claim involving allegations of criminal misconduct - Flint v (1) Tittensor (2) MIB [2015] EWHC 466 (QB); [2015] 1 W.L.R. 4370; [2016] R.T.R. 2: high profile claim for vehicular trespass to the person entailing consideration of the criteria for battery, self-defence, ex turpi causa and volenti non fit injuria - Aktas v Adepta, Dixie v British Polythene Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 1170; [2011] QB 894: leading case on the interaction of the Limitation Act, service rules and abuse of process - Dawkins v Carnival plc (t/a P & O Cruises) [2011] EWCA Civ 1237; [2012] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 1: appeal on the application of the evidential burden of proof in respect of a slipping accident in international waters - Wembridge and others v Winter and others [2013] EWHC 2331 (QB): multiple claims arising out of a mass explosion at a fireworks factory addressing operational immunity and the duty and standard of care of emergency services -The Chief Constable of Hampshire Police v Taylor [2013] EWCA Civ 496; [2013] PIQR P20: appeal concerning the applicability of the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992; burden of proof and causation; issue based costs orders -  Young v Western Power Distribution (South West) Limited [2003] EWCA Civ 1034; [2003] 1 W.L.R. 2868: limitation and estoppel in fatal accident claims - OCS Group Ltd v Wells [2008] EWHC 919 (QB): leading case on pre-action disclosure of medical records - Blair v The Chief Constable of Sussex Police [2012] EWCA Civ 644; (2012) 156(20) S.J.L.B. 31: appeal on the application of the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992 to police training - Jones v Norfolk CC [2010] EWHC 1313 (QB): limitation in a claim for occupational lead poisoning - Marsh v Ministry of Justice (Costs) Lawtel 1/8/2017; conduct, indemnity costs, and the interplay between Part 36 and the change in the discount rate - Prescott v Trustees of the Pencarrow 2012 Maintenance Fund, Lawtel 27/6/2017: important clarification as to the scope of the fixed costs regime at CPR Part 45 - Palmer v University of Surrey Lawtel 10/04/2014: validity of a compromise agreement between defendants in light of an alleged misrepresentation - Qaiyum v Ocado Ltd Lawtel 25/10/2013: indemnity costs following solicitors’ attempts to manipulate pre-action protocols - Qamili v Holt [2009] EWCA 1625 - appeal regarding driver’s duty of care towards a pedestrian; Parmar v Big Security Company Ltd [2008] EWHC 1414 (QB): a nightclub doorman’s assault on a customer - Harries v Summers Lawtel 16/05/2007: correct approach to the summary assessment of costs - Ali v Al-Basri and Al-Basri [2004] EWHC 2608 (QB); [2004] All ER (D) 290 (Nov): complex claim involving constructive trusts and illegality.


Qualified 2002, Lincoln’s Inn.


Conversational French.




Royal Belfast Academical Institution; Newcastle University LLB (First Class Hons); MA 20th Century Literature (merit); Northumbria University BVC (very competent).


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