Paul Fradley Called to the Bar 2019

Paul joined South Square as a tenant in October 2020.

Paul accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core areas of practice, including corporate insolvency and restructuring, bankruptcy, banking and finance, offshore and fund litigation, commercial litigation and arbitration, company law, and trusts.

As a pupil, Paul assisted with a number of insolvency and commercial matters. These include the administration of Thomas Cook, a transaction at an undervalue claim in Re Hirji, a claim for wrongful trading (Manolete v Ellis), and litigation on the ISDA Master Agreement arising out of the administration of Lehman Brothers. Paul worked on a number of offshore matters including advising on privilege issues in Cayman proceedings and security enforcement in the BVI. Paul also has experience on claims involving conflict of laws issues and permission to serve out.

Paul undertakes drafting and advisory work in Chambers’ areas of practice. As a pupil, Paul drafted pleadings in a number of matters including a complex conspiracy, misrepresentation and asset tracing claim. He advised on drafted advice on points including the beneficial entitlement to funds held by an insolvent company, the validity of an appointment of administrators, a proposed unfair harm application against administrators, the impact of a corporate restructuring on various security rights and a dispute about the identity of a contractual counterparty.

Before joining South Square, Paul tutored Undergraduates in the Law of Trusts at both St Anne’s and University Colleges, Oxford between 2018 and 2019. During the Bar Course he was awarded the Norman Tapp Memorial Prize for Advocacy by Gray’s Inn.

Paul graduated with a First Class degree in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, ranking second in his year and winning six University prizes. He subsequently completed the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at the University of Oxford, in receipt of a number of scholarships, and graduated with a Distinction. He was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn as a recipient of the Inn’s most prestigious scholarships for both the Bar Course and Pupillage (the Bedingfield and Reid Scholarships).

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