Paul Kirtley

Call 1982

kirtley@exchangechambers.co.uk

"He's very good at dissecting a case and looking at the pros and cons on liability very quickly. He is also very good with clients."

Chambers and Partners 2019
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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Paul is an accredited civil and commercial and workplace mediator, having mediated in over 50 mediations. He is recognised as one of the leading names in the mediation market, and is recommended in the Legal 500 2017 as a leading mediator. Paul regularly mediates in a wide range of disputes, including commercial; employment including race and sex discrimination; public sector; solicitors and valuers’ negligence claims; medical negligence and personal injury claims, probate, trusts, property and boundary disputes. He has developed a busy offshore mediation practice, particularly in the Isle of Man, where he has successfully mediated a number of high value claims.

Renowned for his personable and down to earth manner, Paul has the ability to communicate effectively with both the legal and lay parties.  His judicial experience sitting as a Recorder augments both an analytical and facilitative approach.

Adept at building trust with the parties, Paul challenges preconceptions in a non-confrontational manner and remains focused on achieving a resolution. His track record speaks for itself. Easy to talk to and level-headed, he is always willing to go the extra mile, excelling in challenging cases and making complicated issues sound simple.  He quickly gets to the crux of the matter and is comfortable handling disputes with a high emotional content.

Paul regularly provides training on mediation.

Mediation Cases

Paul has a successful track record as a mediator in a wide range of disputes, including:

  • Commercial
  • Employment, including race and sex discrimination
  • Medical negligence
  • Personal injury
  • Public sector
  • Private client
  • Solicitors and valuers’ negligence