Paul Fradley Called to the Bar 2019

Paul joined South Square as a tenant in October 2019.

Paul’s practice covers all of Chambers’ areas of expertise, including corporate insolvency and restructuring, bankruptcy, banking and finance, offshore and fund litigation, commercial litigation and arbitration, company law, and trusts.

Paul regularly appears as sole counsel in the High Court and the County Court. He has experience in appearing in insolvency, company and civil procedure applications. He regularly appears in winding-up petitions, directions applications, applications to set aside statutory demands and applications to extend administrations. Paul is also instructed in commercial and civil matters without any insolvency element.

Paul appears led in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Recent reported decisions have included Minor Hotel Group MEA DMCC v Dymant & Anor [2022] EWHC 340 (Ch), the first case to consider the moratorium provisions in Part A1 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (led by Tom Smith QC), and Windhorst v Levy [2021] EWCA Civ 1802 (led by Adam Al-Attar). In addition, Paul undertakes drafting and advisory work in all of Chambers’ core areas.

Paul has a developing offshore practice, having been called to the Bar of Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, British Virgin Islands, and is currently instructed in relation to ongoing litigation in the BVI.

Prior to starting practice, Paul was a Judicial Assistant in the High Court, based in the Chancery Division and Commercial Court, and tutored in the law of trusts at the University of Oxford. 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.

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