“Excellent at pleadings” and “consistently well thought of,” Paul Parker is recognised as a leading recommended junior in the field of professional negligence. Legal Week has reported Paul to be “fantastic with clients and you get excellent advocacy every time”. And “great fun to work with” as well! The Legal 500 has time and again over recent years listed him amongst its highly regarded juniors and Paul has also been selected for inclusion in the Legal Business publication Legal Experts in the field of professional indemnity litigation every year since 2001.
Paul is a specialist in professional liability claims involving accountants, financial services professionals, lawyers, insurance brokers and construction professionals. He has substantial experience of appearing before disciplinary tribunals. He does a variety of general commercial and chancery commercial work, with particular emphasis on insurance law.
Paul relishes the challenge of advocacy and is known for his tenacity, working hard to attain the trial barrister’s ideal: complete mastery of a brief, control of the evidence and the ear of the court. He revels in difficult cases where there are obstinate witnesses or dogmatic experts to be cracked.
In a climate in which mediation is increasingly the dispute resolution method of choice, Paul has developed a considerable level of experience, including guiding lay and professional clients through the mediation process, drafting mediation position papers, devising negotiation strategies and handling mediation advocacy.
Paul is editor of the PNBA Professional Negligence Law Review and has edited and written chapters on solicitors, appeals and IT professionals for Jackson & Powell: Professional Liability Precedents, Sweet & Maxwell, looseleaf.
He is on the Executive Committee of PNBA, and a member of COMBAR, LCLCBA and the Chancery Bar Association. He is also chairman of governors at a school in Oxfordshire.
Paul’s languages include Serbian and French.
Serbian and French.