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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Expertise
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 2018


Clinical negligence - leading juniors - Tier 4 - 'He is extremely precise, robust and intelligent.’

Personal Injury - Tier 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. He has also handled RTA and workplace accident cases.  "A very solid and sensible practitioner." "He's clever and excellent in both his drafting and his advocacy."

Police Law - leading juniors - Tier 2‘ - Instructed by the Met in challenging cases.’

Chambers & Partners 2019

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.

"Very bright, energetic and hard-working." "Very thorough and very well prepared."

Recent work: Acted in MacDonald v Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, a case involving a claimant who underwent an unnecessary hysterectomy and lymph node dissection following an erroneous diagnosis of carcinoma.

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. He has also handled RTA and workplace accident cases. "A very solid and sensible practitioner." "He's clever and excellent in both his drafting and his advocacy."  Recent work: Acted in Allanson v The Boys' Brigade, a damages claim concerning sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by an officer running Boys’ Brigade activities. The case raised issues of vicarious liability in a novel area.

Police law - Mainly defendant (Juniors) - Band 2 - Regularly defends forces against claims of malfeasance, negligence, false imprisonment and human rights breaches, particularly under Articles 2 and 5. He is also instructed on stress-related claims and employer's liability proceedings. His abilities in the field extend to a broad variety of police defence cases, from data protection issues to fatal shootings.  "Incredibly hard-working and seriously bright. If you have a tough case, he's the person you want working for you." "An excellent legal mind."

Recent work: Represented the Metropolitan Police in a claim alleging breach of the Data Protection Act, where a family court failed to update data on the Police National Computer, resulting in the arrest of the claimant on suspicion of breaching an order which had expired.
Memberships

  • Administrative Law Bar Association

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association

  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

  • Social Security Legal Practitioners’ Group

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