Paul Chaisty QC


Chancery

Manchester

36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082

Leeds

5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123

Birmingham

Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Colin Griffin



Chancery

Chancery Paul acts across a range of issues including shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice petitions and equitable winding up, director’s duties, director disqualification, corporate liquidations. Currently acting in respect of a number of trials in the BVI concerning major shareholder interests in respect of business interests in China and Hong Kong and also Ukraine. A nominated QC to act on behalf of the Government on winding up cases and director disqualification applications.

Significant Reported Cases

PAG Management Limited 2015 EWHC 2404 a public interest winding up petition related to a scheme designed to avoid rate payments on commercial properties

Bhullar v Bhullar 2015 EWHC 1943 a case involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duties and derivative claims

Sugarman v CJS 2014 EWCA 1239 a case involving voting rights and construction of articles of association

Ebbvale v Hosking 2013 UKPC 1 appeal to privy council from the Bahamas court of appeal regarding a contested winding up petition and collateral purposes acted in Bahamas and Privy Council

Tristar v Lim BVI commercial Court 2009 shareholder dispute relating to oil company operating in Indonesia


Profile

A leading specialist in chancery and commercial dispute resolution with emphasis on general commercial litigation, business law/disputes, insolvency, partnership disputes ( with emphasis on professional partnerships) and civil fraud. Has appeared at all levels Supreme Court/Privy Council and regularly appears in the Court of Appeal and High Court and in arbitrations. Also regularly appears in the Courts of the BVI at first instance and appellate levels. Very highly regarded for expertise and skills as a trial litigator with a considerable reputation for powers of cross examination, speed of thought and command of detail and overall tactical and strategic advice. Also a full member of Serle Court, Lincoln’s Inn.

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Chancery and Commercial litigation
  • Commercial Property
  • Company
  • Civil Fraud
  • Insolvency (Corporate and Individual)
  • Partnerships
  • Professional Negligence
  • Sports Law

Recommendations

Chambers UK

Listed as one of only 21 QCs as a “star at the bar” Chambers Directory 2015, 2016 and 2017.

"His advocacy skills are second to none. He is incredibly quick and methodical. He cuts through and is able to get to the core of the issues quickly." - Chambers UK 2017

"He has a rare ability that combines great intellect with commercial acumen." "He is seriously good: he gets to the crux of things very, very quickly, he is very sharp in court and he can be ferocious when he needs to be." - Chambers UK 2017

"A great advocate, who is good on paper, very thorough and excellent in every respect." "Determined, dogged and ferocious in cross-examination." - Chambers UK 2017

"He's just world-class and somebody I'd like to have for every single trial. He is so tenacious and on the ball - he never leaves a stone unturned." "He's fantastic, a great advocate, very thorough and great on paper. Excellent in every respect." - Chambers UK 2017

"He is very good in court and is an excellent orator." "He is fantastic - very thorough, and his written work is also excellent." - Chambers UK 2017

"He is excellent in conference, incredibly tenacious and strategic on his feet. He is able to put across very complex issues well and his work on paper is first rate." - Chambers UK 2016

"His skills and strengths are in cross-examination." - Chambers UK 2016

"A formidable opponent." - Chambers UK 2016

"He's very easy to get on with. He's extremely well prepared, and has a good commercial eye for where you and the client want to be. He's also punctual." - Chambers UK 2016

"He is really good on complex, high-value cases - he looks at a case and grasps the issues really quickly." - Chambers UK 2016

"superb at trial, with devastating cross-examination skills" - Chambers UK 2016

“devastating in cross examination”

“intellectually brilliant a ferocious advocate”

“the complete package”

“top-class, commercial and pragmatic and tactically very astute”

“ a very tough advocate yet sympathetic with the client and very user friendly”

“ a fantastic advocate and a lethal cross examiner”

“ an unbelievably effective advocate”

The Legal 500

‘He has an excellent ability to bring round a judge.' - Legal 500 2017

‘He has an innate understanding of what and how much to say.’ Legal 500 2017

Memberships

COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association, NCCBA and Northern Chancery Bar Association

 

Appointments

Deputy High Court Judge authorised to sit in Chancery and Queen’s Bench Division and Mercantile Court. Called to the Bar in the BVI and on ad hoc basis in the Bahamas. Qualified mediator.

 

Qualifications

LLB ( first class), BCL

 

 

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