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Paul Burton

| Call 1998

Profile: Overview

Paul Burton represents clients in business-critical commercial, company law and trust disputes, often involving allegations of fraud. He has extensive trial advocacy experience and his cases frequently start with urgent pre-emptive remedies. His practice encompasses drafting and advisory work and he regularly works with domestic and international lawyers, and other professionals, to assist in the drafting of complex documents. In addition to his court practice, Paul represents parties before a number of different arbitral tribunals, including the ICC and SCC. He is recognised by Chambers UK Bar.

 

Commercial, fraud and asset tracing

Paul is an experienced advocate in litigation and arbitration involving international and domestic transactions, and fraud and asset recovery, including the English law principles of deceit and misrepresentation, and foreign law delict.

A significant portion of his work involves transnational elements and multi-jurisdictional disputes, and he has extensive experience of issues relating to conflicts of law and the application of foreign law in English proceedings. He often works directly with international law firms.

Paul’s recent cases of note include:

 

Company and insolvency

Paul has wide-ranging experience in company and insolvency law, and is often called upon to act in cross-border disputes or advise on cross border transactions.

His recent experience of note includes:

 

Trusts and estates

Paul often represents high net worth individuals in complex disputes centred on trusts and estates.

His recent cases of note include:

 

Recognition

 

Qualifications

 

Memberships

 

“Makes a frequent appearance in complex cross-border cases, standing out in particular for his trial advocacy.”

Chambers UK Bar 2019