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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:
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 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