Paul Joseph

Viewing: Company and Partnership for Paul Joseph

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 is very thorough and good on difficult points.”
Chambers UK 2019
“A costs specialist.”
Legal 500 2019
“A costs guru who is very thorough and good on difficult points.”
Chambers UK 2018
“Experienced in complex and unusual costs matters.”
Legal 500 2017
“He’s very good and knows a lot about costs.”
Chambers UK 2017
“Responsive, communicative, determined, persuasive and balanced.”
Legal 500 2016
“A very good costs practitioner who brings an air of common sense to proceedings.” “He has the ability to digest and understand the case, see our position and direct us to a specific decision or rule.”
Chambers UK 2016
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

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
An appeal over the process of Costs Budgeting has been upheld bringing into question the practice of ‘parking off’ hourly rates to detailed assessment....

Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2018