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Daniel Paul

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Daniel Paul - Deans Court Chambers

Education

  • Royal Academy of Music, London
  • Open University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Inns of Court School of Law, London

Professional Associations

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association

Profile

Daniel specialises in personal injury, clinical negligence and related areas of law. He represents both Claimants and Defendants. He is instructed in cases concerning such matters as:

  • Allegations of negligence in respect of surgeons, GPs, dentists and opticians.
  • Issues arising from the care and treatment of mentally ill patients.
  • Fatalities in care homes.
  • Employers liability.
  • Public liability.
  • Road traffic accidents.

Daniel deals with claims relating to serious and catastrophic injuries, fatal accidents and claims involving complex medical and other expert evidence. He has considerable experience of inquests, including Article 2 inquests, which frequently require extensive lay and expert evidence from a wide range of professional disciplines.

Notable Cases

  • Clinical Negligence

    Settlement at JSM in case arising from death caused by failure to diagnose infective endocarditis. Complex medical evidence in relation to breach and causation. Significant dependency claim.

  • Clinical Negligence

    Settlement - psychiatric injury following still birth.

  • Inquest

    Inquest touching upon the death of a resident of a care home who was assaulted by a fellow resident and subsequently died.

  • Personal Injury

    Acted for Defendant in JSM involving severe traumatic brain injury and ongoing cognitive impairment.

  • Fatal Accident

    Acted for Claimant in JSM. Fatal accident claim. Future financial and services dependency.

  • Personal Injury

    Acted for Claimant in JSM. Severe facial burns leading to facial disfigurement and life changing psychological reaction.  Future care, support and loss of earnings.

  • Personal Injury

    Acted for Defendant in appeal from District Judge to Circuit Judge involving application of section 35 of Limitation Act 1980 and CPR 17.4

  • Inquest

    Inquest upon the death of man following his release from psychiatric hospital into community. Extensive witness evidence concerning professional judgment and decision making and the adequacy of follow up care.

  • Personal Injury

    Liability trial in road traffic accident claim – accident reconstruction and engineering evidence in issue.

  • Personal Injury

    Settlement at JSM in case involving spinal injuries, vestibular injuries and psychiatric injuries.

  • Personal Injury

    Settlement at JSM in case involving serious fractures to both feet – main issues in dispute relating to future loss of earnings and care requirements.

  • Personal Injury

    Settlement achieved in case involving internal injuries to a young woman causing infertility and need for IVF treatment.

  • Personal Injury

    Trial on liability involving consideration of local authority's powers and duties under the Highways Act 1980 and at common law.

  • Personal Injury

    Junior in trial - serious brain injury. The main issue at trial was whether the Claimant should recover damages to enable her to receive care in her own accommodation in the community or whether her claim should be limited to damages to enable her to continue receiving care in a residential home.

  • Personal Injury

    Trial - occupational stress. Issues of liability and causation in respect of allegedly mishandled disciplinary procedure.

  • Personal Injury

    Settlement in case arising from Salford gas explosion - serious burns and respiratory injury.

  • Personal Injury

    Settlement in case involving serious knee injury - significant future care claim.

  • Personal Injury

    Settlement achieved in Joint Settlement Meeting in case involving chronic pain.

  • Personal Injury

    Junior in case involving below knee amputation - issues involving surveillance evidence and credibility. life expectancy, future needs. The case settled a few days before trial.

  • Clinical Negligence

    Settlement achieved in clinical negligence claim in relation to eye surgery.

  • Personal Injury

    Joint Settlement Meeting - brain injury and significant psychological symptoms, issues relating to future employment prospects.

  • Personal Injury

    Accident on construction site - multiple defendants; arguments in relation to the interpretation of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

  • Personal Injury

    Settlement achieved in claim involving occupational emphysema, complex issues of medical causation.

  • Personal Injury

    Accident on the highway - arguments in relation to public nuisance and negligence.

  • Personal Injury

    Joint Settlement Meeting - shoulder injury, issues relating to quantification of future care, aids and equipment.

  • Personal Injury

    Joint Settlement Meeting - knee injury and significant psychological symptoms, issues relating to credibility, residual working capacity and future care, aids and equipment.

What the directories say

Junior who is well regarded for his work in catastrophic injury cases, including fatal accident claims. He has extensive expertise in matters pertaining to employers', occupiers' and public liability, as well as RTAs. "He is an incredibly able advocate, who is well prepared but who also doesn't seem to feel stress in the court room, he's always very quick to deal with anything thrown at him." "Extremely approachable, engaging and prepared to work very flexibly to meet his instructing solicitors and clients' needs."

Chambers UK, 2017

'A clear and pragmatic communicator.'

Legal 500, 2016

He is admired by commentators for his technical knowledge and steadfast approach. Strengths: "He is extremely approachable, engaging and prepared to work very flexibly to meet his instructing solicitors' and clients’ needs."

Chambers UK, 2016

'He has a solid understanding of the pressures that local authorities face'. (Personal injury and clinical negligence)

Legal 500, 2015

Acts for defendants and claimants on a range of personal injury matters, including those concerning road traffic accidents, fatal accidents and employers' liability. "He is an incredibly effective advocate but very measured in his approach." "He is always available for advice, and goes the extra mile."

Chambers UK, 2015

‘Very experienced and good on his feet.’ (Personal injury and clinical negligence)

Legal 500, 2014

"He's very strategic in his approach and very empathetic with clients."

Chambers UK, 2014

recommended

Legal 500, 2014

Naturally unassuming and modest character in private, but a sharp and persuasive intellect in his professional role

Legal 500, 2011

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