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Paul Dunn

Year of call:
2011 (Solicitor 2000)
University of East Anglia, LLB (Hons)
The College of Law, York, PGDip Legal Practice
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Advanced Certificate of Arbitration
Solicitor at regional & national firms
Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts All Proceedings)
Tenant at No 6, Leeds
No 6 becomes Park Square Barristers
Successfully completed the Online Dispute Resolution Course with ADR ODR International
ADR Group Accredited International Mediation Advocate
Authorised Mediator of the International Academy of Dispute Resolution
ADR Group Accredited Workplace Mediator
ADR Group Accredited Mediator
CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) Accredited Mediator
North Eastern Circuit
Association of Northern Mediators
Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

Paul Dunn is the deputy head of the Civil Team and is frequently instructed to act on behalf of claimants or defendants, in broadly equal measure, in relation to disputes between private individuals and/or businesses which involve a wide range of areas of law (many of which are the subject of proceedings in the High Court).

Paul is a former solicitor-advocate, accredited as a civil and commercial mediator both by Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and the ADR Group. He holds an Advanced Certificate of Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He has a busy practice drafting all manner of pleadings required in civil litigation, including particulars of claim, defences, counterclaims, contribution proceedings and schedules and counter-schedules of loss, often within very tight timescales. Paul advises in writing and in conference (including by telephone) on liability, causation, quantum, prospects of success, evidence, tactics and procedural matters.

Cost management

As a former solicitor-advocate, Paul has an in-depth understanding of costs. He is instructed on detailed assessment and to attend costs- and case-management conferences, both in person and by telephone. He consistently achieves significant savings in the costs of the opposing parties, whilst ensuring that the costs and disbursements claimed by those instructing him are maintained.


Paul Dunn has a keen interest in all aspects of housing and related litigation.  Paul accepts instructions on behalf of both public and private landlords and tenants at all stages of proceedings, advises in writing and drafts statements of case.

Public Access

Paul may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Paul’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250