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Daniel Paul

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Daniel Paul - Deans Court Chambers

Specialisms

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 has a busy practice in personal injury, clinical negligence, fatal accident claims and inquests. He receives instructions from both claimants and defendants. He is regularly instructed on cases involving serious and catastrophic injuries, injuries leading to death and cases involving complex medical and other expert evidence.

Notable Cases

  • SK v MSA 2021

    Represented claimant who required below knee amputation following injuries sustained in a road traffic accident. The case settled at joint settlement meeting for £3,000,000.

  • MJD v CD 2021

    Represented defendant in a case where the claimant suffered traumatic brain injury. The case settled at a joint settlement meeting for £1,000,000.

  • DAB v CAC 2021

    Represented claimant at trial where the main issues in dispute were whether the claimant’s upper limb injury caused a disability within the Ogden 8 definition and whether a multiplier/multiplicand approach to future loss of earning capacity was appropriate.

  • Inquest Touching Upon the Death of SM 2021

    Represented a local authority at an Article 2 inquest involving the death of young woman following discharge from psychiatric hospital and multiple attendances at A&E.

What the directories say

"He is great with clients, very empathetic and sensitive to their circumstances. He is clear in his advice and very calm, which gives clients confidence." "An extremely effective advocate - he is very articulate and clear in his arguments."

Chambers & Partners, 2022

"He is excellent technically and provides very detailed, reasoned and sensible advice. He is good both in conference and on paper." "He is meticulous in his planning and very approachable."

Chambers & Partners, 2021

‘Very approachable and excellent with clients. Always available to discuss issues and tactics. Always provides very sensible, reasoned and well considered advice and whose opinion on matters I trust which is invaluable. Gets great results and will always fight our corner.’

Legal 500, 2021

"He's accessible, approachable and very easy to work with." "Daniel is very charming, does an excellent job and is a pleasure to work with."

Chambers and Partners, 2020

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 receives instructions from both claimants and defendants. He is experienced appearing at inquests. "He is excellent and really empathises with clients, making them feel reassured. He is also tenacious and meticulous." "He has great technical ability, is very approachable and is a good negotiator and advocate."

Chambers and Partners, 2019

‘Well known for his great ability to empathise with clients.’

Legal 500, 2018

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 receives instructions from both claimants and defendants. "He has a calm, kind approach but is there to fight hard and get the best settlement for a client. He is very approachable and very well liked by clients." "His technical ability and in-depth knowledge of the required areas, together with his empathetic approach, make him an asset to chambers."

Chambers and Partners, 2018

‘Excellent at empathising with lay clients.’

Legal 500, 2017

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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