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Paul Fisher

Call: 2012

Paul's experience spans Chambers' core practice areas at the commercial end of the spectrum with a particular focus on professional liability, construction and international arbitration.

His professional liability experience is in line with Chambers' expertise in this field and, being advocacy-heavy and entailing fact-sensitive disputes, it informs his approach to a great deal of his work.

Paul also has a breadth of experience in insurance, financial regulation and arbitral disputes with an international focus.

Having spent a year working for a leading law firm in the Middle East he gained extensive experience of civil code practice and international arbitration, with an acute focus on major infrastructural and construction disputes in the region, including disputes relating to a US Air Base in Qatar, and two significant infrastructural disputes arising out of the construction of an energy plant and an airport in the Sultanate of Oman.

He is a busy junior advocate, including acting as sole counsel for an intervener in the case of MRH v The County Court sitting at Manchester [2015] EWHC 1795 (Admin), which involved the judicial review of a  county court judgment making a finding of fraud and dishonesty in respect of third parties.  His public law work has also included working as part of a team in a major review of claims brought against the Ministry of Defence as well as of the decision of the Lord Chancellor to remove certain categories of prison law case from the scope of legal aid.

Paul has acted on a pro bono basis in sports arbitrations relating to anti-doping offences under the WADA Code.

Paul frequently writes for publications throughout England and the Middle East on matters pertaining to his main areas of practice. He provides seminars and talks tailored to the needs of individual firms and has given lectures on the English legal system in Moscow.

For more detail about Paul's work in respect of each of his practice areas, please refer to the relevant headings.

Membership

COMBAR, PNBA, SCL, SCL(Gulf)

Education

Paul read law at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford where he obtained a first class degree and was awarded a David Blank Scholarship. At the same institution Paul achieved a distinction on the BCL studying with the benefit of a graduate scholarship. Throughout this time Paul received various university prizes including for his performance in Competition, Labour and EU Constitutional law. Having studied the BPTC at Cardiff University (graded Outstanding) Paul was called to the Bar at Middle Temple where he is an Astbury Scholar and a Lechmere Essay Prize winner. In 2012 he was awarded the Access to Justice Foundation Student Essay Prize. Paul has served as a part-time Lecturer at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford teaching the law of contract and constitutional law.