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Serle Court


Barrister and a leading practitioner in Chancery and commercial litigation, including individual and corporate insolvency (including administration, voluntary arrangements and receivership); banking (principally recoveries, guarantees and securities); commercial landlord and tenant law; company law (particularly shareholder disputes); professional negligence; commercial agents; partnership (with particular emphasis on professional partnerships); contract and commercial disputes and general business litigation. Significant reported cases include: Ghura v Dalal [2015] EWHC 605; Redstone v B Legal [2014] EWHC 3398; Sugar v CJS Investments [2014] EWCA Civ 1239; Roberts v Egan [2014] EWHC 1849; Proactive v Wayne and Colleen Rooney [2010] EWHC 1807, [2011] EWCA Civ 1444; Ebbvele v Hosking [2013] UKPC 1 [Privy Council]; Gladman Commercial v Fisher [2013] EWCA Civ 1466; Access Bank v Akingbola [2012] EWHC 11234 and 2184; Yafai v Muthana [2012] EWCA Civ 289; Morley v Reder Engineering [2011] EWHC 2798; DRL v Wincanton [2011] EWCA Civ 839; Mumtaz Properties Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 610; Ebbvale Ltd (Court of Appeal in Bahamas); Tristar v Lim (Commercial Court BVI) [2009]; Sino Union v Rich Victory (Court Court BVI) [2009]; Sheffield United v West Ham United [2009]; Alan Curbishley v West Ham United [2009]; Whittle Movers v Hollywood Express [2009] EWCA 1189; Lexi Holdings v Luqman [2008] EWHC 1639; OFT v Miller [2009] EWCA 34; Stanley J Holmes Ltd [2006] EWCA Civ 1568; Broughton v Bower [2006] EWCA Civ 632; North British Housing Association v Masood [2005] 1 WLR 3133; Lavelle v Lavelle, The Times 9 March 2004; Bolton MBC v Torkington [2004] Ch 66; BHT v NatWest Finance [2004] 1 BCLC 568; Uno PLC and World of Leather [2004] EWHC 933; Customs & Excise v Anglo-Overseas [2004] EWHC 2198; Michael Gerson (Leasing) Ltd v Wilkinson [2000] 3 WLR 1645, Re Sutton, The Times, November 3 1997; CIS v Argyle Stores (Holdings) Ltd [1997] 3 All ER 297; Re Sankey Furniture Ltd [1995] 2 BCLC 594; Esso Petroleum v Fumegrange [1994] 2 EGLR 9; Covance v PETA (interim injunctions relating to publishing video footage of animal treatment laboratories); Trafford MBC v Total Fitness [2002] 4 EG 169 (validity of notice); North East Lincolnshire Council v Millennium Park, The Times 10; Arrow Nominees v Blackledge [2003] EWHC 1516 (third-party costs orders); Lord Alliance v Kermanshachi [2003] EWHC 1939. Paul has major clients in the areas of sports and entertainment, multinationals, banks and professional partnerships. This member also practises from Kings Chambers, 36 Young Street, Manchester.


Called 1982, Lincoln’s Inn; Hardwicke and Cassell scholar; recorder 2000; QC 2001; deputy High Court judge 2006; called to the Bar in BVI and Bahamas.


Chancery Bar Association; Northern Chancery Bar Association; Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association.


Nottingham University (LLB law, first class); Exeter College, Oxford University (BCL).