Paul Chaisty QC


Year of Call: 1982 Year of Silk: 2001

“One of the best commercial silks you could instruct anywhere. He has this fantastic ability to know what to say and what not to say. He is the quickest barrister I have ever come across.”

Chambers & Partners 2019

Practice Overview

Paul has a commercial and chancery practice with an emphasis on commercial litigation, commercial fraud, company/shareholder disputes, commercial property and sports law.

He appears regularly in the Court of Appeal, Chancery Division, Commercial Court and Mercantile Court.

Paul is very highly rated for his experience and skills as a litigator, speed of thought, command of detail and overall tactical awareness and tactical approach. He is named as a 'Star at the Bar' by Chambers & Partners, and is recommended in 6 different practice areas.

He is widely regarded for his trial work which involves long complex and high value claims. He is variously described in legal journals "a lethal cross examiner", "commercially aggressive" and "pugnacious in his approach" whilst also being noted for providing "very, very pragmatic advice" and as someone "who will take a lot of nonsense out of the discussion".

Paul is authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Queen's Bench and Chancery Divisions and the Mercantile Court and is a qualified mediator. He is called to the bar in the BVI, where he has acted in a number of trials, and on an ad hoc basis in the Bahamas.

News & Events

  • News

    Chambers & Partners 2015

    The latest Chambers & Partners directory was published on 30 October and Serle Court and its members continue to be highly... Read More

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    The Chambers 100 UK Bar

    We are delighted that 4 members of chambers have been included in the inaugural Chambers 100 UK Bar. They are Alan Boyle... Read More

  • “He is the most succinct counsel you will ever come across. He knows exactly what to say and what not to say. The judges love him.”

    Chambers & Partners 2014
  • “He is a talented advocate who is very robust in his cross-examination; his advice has always been commercially sound and clients feel like he will fight their corner.”

    Chambers & Partners 2014

Education & Qualifications

Nottingham University LLB First

Exeter College, Oxford BCL

Lincoln’s Inn: Hardwicke and Cassell Scholar

Appointments

Call to BVI Bar: 2009

Call to Bahamas Bar: 2009

Recorder: 1999

Deputy High Court Judge (Chancery/QBD): 2006

Memberships

COMBAR

Chancery Bar Association

Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association

Northern Chancery Bar Association

Awards

Chambers 100

Ranked

Chambers UK

Ranked - Leading Barrister

News & Events

  • News

    Chambers & Partners 2015

    The latest Chambers & Partners directory was published on 30 October and Serle Court and its members continue to be highly... Read More

    News

    The Chambers 100 UK Bar

    We are delighted that 4 members of chambers have been included in the inaugural Chambers 100 UK Bar. They are Alan Boyle... Read More