Paul Joseph

Viewing: Costs and Litigation Funding for Paul Joseph

Year of Call: 2005
Qualified as a Solicitor in 1992
Practice and experience
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 is an established and recognised costs specialist. He understands the costs issues facing solicitors and clients in the current post Jackson climate.
Paul is regularly instructed on behalf of the Government, for example, to deal with the costs issues arising out of the many claims against the Ministry of Defence brought by Iraqi civilians following the invasion of Iraq in 2003. He has considerable experience of issues arising out of the pre-action Protocols and the fixed cost regime. He is often instructed to appear on appeals and is frequently instructed on costs and case management hearings and detailed assessments. He appears in courts throughout England and Wales and regularly appears in the Senior Courts Costs Office and in the Court of Appeal.
Paul’s costs practice spans all areas of litigation including Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Commercial Litigation and Immigration.
Paul will accept instructions on Direct Access.
“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
(extent 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.
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. (Operation of CPR Part 52.9A).
Assaubayevs –v- Michael Wilson and Partners Limited [2014] EWHC 821 (QB) and [2014] EWCA Civ 1491
Extent of the court’s supervisory jurisdiction over bodies which pretend to be recognised legal bodies.
Rohan Ghising –v- Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 3706 (QB)
Appeal concerning the recoverability of a retrospective success fee.
R (Gudanaviciene) -v- Immigration and Asylum First Tier Tribunal [2017] EWCA Civ 352
Circumstances in which the court will make an order for costs against a Tribunal or inferior court
AL (Albania) -v- Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1183
whether or not the Secretary of State had delayed unreasonably.
R (Jawad Faqiri) -v- Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 151
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