Paul Stagg

Call: 1994
Senior (10+ yrs call)

"A composed advocate with the ability to get to the nub of a case from the outset". "Instructed in high-profile police law cases".
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With extensive experience of jury, tribunal and appellate advocacy in addition to cases tried by judges alone, Paul has a particular interest in civil claims against local authorities and the police, and in social security and community care law.
Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 Rankings
Legal 500 2020

Police Law - Leading Juniors - Tier 2 - 'He is dynamic, perceptive and pragmatic.’

Clinical Negligence - Leading Juniors - Tier 4 - 'Very strong on quantum and thinking the unexpected.'

Personal Injury - Leading Juniors - Tier 4 - 'An absolutely outstanding lawyer, who is an abuse and tort law expert.'

Chambers & Partners 2020

Police Law (Juniors) Band 2
Specialises in the defence of human rights claims concerning the police's failure to investigate, as well as cases involving death and injury during police contact. His practice also covers compensation claims for misfeasance and trespass.
"Produces good paperwork, is easy to work with and is always very well prepared."
Recent work: Defended the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis against a human rights and Equality Act claim concerning an investigation into the alleged harassment of a vulnerable woman, which prompted a suicide attempt in which she lost a leg.

Personal Injury (Juniors) Band 3
Demonstrates notable skill in catastrophic personal injury cases, particularly those containing state care or EL/PL elements. He acts for both sides in litigation and has extensive experience in defendant-side historic sexual abuse cases, particularly those involving complex arguments considering the scope of local authorities' duties of care. He has also handled RTA and workplace accident cases.
"He's a heavyweight junior who really knows his stuff."
Recent work: Instructed in Taylor and Others v Leicestershire County Council, four cases brought by children formerly in the care of Leicestershire County Council who allege that they were sexually abused by the late Lord Janner.

Clinical Negligence (Juniors) Band 4
A junior who handles a wide selection of matters for both claimants and defendants. He is noted for his expertise relating to vicarious liability. He has worked on cases spanning numerous areas of medicine, including obstetrics, neurosurgery, gynaecology and oncology.
"A very experienced and effective advocate."
Recent work: Acted in a claim concerning a claimant who was a long-standing diabetic. She presented with a foot ulcer and allegedly refused to comply with advice about treatment, resulting in amputation.



  • Administrative Law Bar Association

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association

  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

  • Social Security Legal Practitioners’ Group

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