Paul Dunn

Year of call:

2011 (Solicitor 2000)

Education:

1997 - University of East Anglia, LLB (Hons)

1998 - The College of Law, York, PGDip Legal Practice

2011 - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Advanced Certificate of Arbitration

Career:

2000 - Solicitor at regional & national firms

2011 - Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts All Proceedings)

2012 - Tenant at No 6, Leeds

2015 - No 6 becomes Park Square Barristers

Appointments:

2020 - Successfully completed the Online Dispute Resolution Course with ADR ODR International

2014 - ADR Group Accredited International Mediation Advocate

2013 - Authorised Mediator of the International Academy of Dispute Resolution

2013 - ADR Group Accredited Workplace Mediator

2012 - ADR Group Accredited Mediator

2011 - CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) Accredited Mediator

Memberships:

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.

Property

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

Paul Dunn previously practised as a solicitor and solicitor-advocate. He spent 10 years with one of the country’s largest law firms, acting exclusively for insurers of all sizes.

In the context of his general civil insurance fraud practice, Paul has experience of dealing with holiday sickness claims at trial and witnesses giving evidence via video link. He recently has provided bespoke training to a large national firm of solicitors on this topic.

Now practising as a barrister specialising in civil fraud, Paul draws on this experience when advising clients, drafting pleadings and appearing in court in relation to claims involving all forms of suspected civil fraud.

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

Paul Dunn worked as a solicitor for over 11 years before being called to the Bar. During this time, he specialised in personal-injury work including employers’, occupiers’ and public liability; industrial disease (including dermatitis, work-related upper limb disorders, noise-induced hearing loss, respiratory disease etc); and road traffic accident claims.

In the context of his general civil insurance fraud practice, Paul has experience of dealing with holiday sickness claims at trial and witnesses giving evidence via video link. He recently has provided bespoke training to a large national firm of solicitors on this topic.

Paul now represents claimants or defendants, in broadly equal measure, at fast- and multi-track trials, disposal (including RTA Protocol Stage 3), small-claim, infant approval, directions, allocation and application hearings, as well as case-management conferences. He also undertakes clinical-negligence work, sports and travel/holiday law and claims involving animals.

He has a busy practice drafting all manner of pleadings required in civil litigation, including particulars of claim, defences, counterclaims, contribution proceedings, 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, and is happy to receive instructions to act under a conditional fee agreement (CFA).

Paul regularly appears before tribunals in Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) cases and represents insurance companies and self-insured organisations appealing decisions made by the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) in terms of the recoverability of benefits in personal-injury cases. 

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.

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

Paul Dunn has experience of representing members of the families of adults in the Court of Protection in cases involving the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

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

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209