Paul Burns

Call 1998

“The go-to person … an exceptional barrister”

Chambers and Partners
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Data Breach & Privacy

Paul is an experienced litigator, specialising in civil law. He has experience advising and representing large organisations in ICO investigations and litigation concerning data breach, human rights and breach of privacy.

Described as “The go to person …. an exceptional barrister” and “exceptional on his feet”, “he develops an excellent rapport with clients and witnesses” and “is always helpful, approachable and friendly: a very pragmatic advisor” [Chambers UK 2020 & The Legal 500 2020].

Paul was called to the Bar in 1998 and appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown (‘A’ Panel) by The Attorney General in 2015. He has significant experience of decision making in a judicial and quasi-judicial capacity, having been appointed a Legally Qualified Chair of Police Misconduct Hearings in 2016, a Legally Qualified Chair at The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in 2017, and a Recorder (civil) in 2019.

For over ten years Paul has been consistently recommended as a leading Barrister in the independent UK legal directories based on client, peer and judicial feedback [Chambers UK & The Legal 500].