Paul Joseph

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Year of call: 2005
Qualified as a Solicitor in 1992
Paul began his career at Wragge and Co in Birmingham and then spent nine years in the commercial litigation department at Edge Ellison. After 4 years as an attorney at law in the Cayman Islands, he returned to the UK in 2005, transferred to the Bar and joined No5 Barristers’ Chambers.
Since then he has developed his practice extensively and has achieved an extremely successful transfer to the Bar.
Paul will accept instructions on Direct Access.
Paul’s particular specialism is partnership disputes. His cases include:
- acting for 3 doctors in a 7 day arbitration to determine whether or not they had been entitled to expel another doctor from the partnership
- advising solicitors involved in partnership disputes
"A costs guru who revels in complicated cases." "He is always happy to pick up the phone and give you some helpful advice."
Chambers UK 2022
"In-depth knowledge of the practice area. Ability to give clear and concise straightforward opinions."
Legal 500 2022
“Paul is always very well prepared and knows a lot about the nuts and bolts of costs work.”
Chambers UK 2021
“A hugely experienced and wise costs barrister with strong technical knowledge.”
Legal 500 2021
“Thorough and someone you can put a lot of confidence in. He goes beyond the call of duty in terms of dealing with each case.”
Chambers UK 2020
“He has a grasp of costs work that eludes most members of the Bar.”
Legal 500 2020
“A costs guru who is very thorough and good on difficult points.”
Chambers UK 2019
“A costs specialist.”
Legal 500 2019
Reported Cases
Tibbles –v- SIG PLC (T/A Asphaltic Roofing Supplies) [2012] EWCA Civ 518
Eextent of the discretion to vary or revoke an order pursuant to CPR Part 3.1(7)
Rangos –v- Secretary of State for Innovation [2012] EWHC 3186 (Ch)
Dismissal of an appeal against Costs Master’s decision to award costs against a receiving party notwithstanding that it beat an offer under CPR Part 47.19
Dennis Rye Limited –v- Bolsover District Council [2009] EWCA Civ 372
Whether a company facing a winding up petition had a genuine and serious cross claim
Capes (Hatherden) Ltd –v- Western Arable Services Ltd [2009] EWHC 3065 (QB)
Company issuing court proceedings where it had initially referred claim to arbitration
G (a child by her mother and litigation friend, M) –v- Kingston upon Hull City Council (Lawtel 01/10/13)
Applicability of SCCO guidelines on summary assessment to detailed assessments
J E Jamaica –v- Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 192
Proper application of CPR Part 52.9A
Assaubayevs –v- Michael Wilson and Partners Limited [2014] EWHC 821 (QB)
Attorney General’s Regional Panel (2010 – 2015)
Attorney General’s London B Panel (2015 – present)
BA and MA Robinson College, Cambridge
Law School: Chester
Solicitor 1992 – 2005
Solicitor Advocate (Higher Courts – Civil) 2001 - 2005
CEDR Accredited mediator

Latest News & Publications

Can a Judge, who has concluded that he is unable to assess costs summarily at the end of a hearing, because he has insufficient information, make directions for another Judge to carry out a summary assessment of those costs?...

Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2023
No5 Barristers’ Chambers are delighted to announce that Paul Joseph has been appointed by the Lord Chancellor as a Deputy Costs Judge of the Senior Courts Costs Office in London....

Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021
Costs budgeting has been going on for years now with Costs Management Orders handed out like confetti is thrown at weddings....

Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019