Paul joined 9 Stone Buildings in October 2018 on successful completion of his pupillage in chambers. He has a broad commercial and chancery practice and accepts instructions in all core areas of chambers’ practice.
Prior to pupillage, Paul worked in the restructuring and insolvency department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.
Paul is regularly instructed to appear for various stakeholders in personal and corporate insolvency matters in the County Court and High Court. He has appeared in directors’ misfeasance applications, applications for injunctions to restrain the presentation of winding-up petitions, and disqualification proceedings. Paul frequently acts for creditors and debtors in both bankruptcy and winding-up petitions.
Paul advises on all aspects of company law including directors’ duties, reductions and reorganisations of capital, structuring of corporate transactions and company meetings.
Paul regularly advises on and appears in property disputes including proceedings to enforce contracts for the sale of land by way of specific performance, applications for vesting orders and TOLATA claims. As part of his broad advisory practice he has recently advised on matters such as interference with rights of way.
Paul has appeared in and assisted with a wide variety of claims involving wills and trusts including applications to remove and substitute executors, 1975 Act claims, and claims disputing the validity of wills. He has been involved in mediations of contentious probate matters in which settlements have been reached.
Paul regularly advises on and acts in commercial disputes. He is frequently instructed to appear in contractual disputes in the County Court and has assisted in and gained experience of obtaining injunctive relief in the course of commercial litigation, in particular freezing injunctions.
BPTC (Very Competent) – University of Law (London, Bloomsbury) – 2014
Law (LLB) (2:1) – University of Warwick – 2012
Paul Wright is an independent self-employed barrister registered with the Bar Standards Board of England; whose practice is governed by the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales which code can be found at www.barstandardsboard.org.uk; has full professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited (ref BM 2930/077) (details of the world-wide cover are provided at www.barmutual.co.uk); is registered for VAT (reg. no. 304922032); and can be contacted during chambers opening hours by telephone at 02074045055 or by e-mail at email@example.com.