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Paul Rees QC

Call:  1980 
QC: 2000


Paul Rees continues to have a broad common law practice, although he is most widely known and recognised for his clinical negligence practice where he has been involved in some of the most significant cases including eg the  series of "indexation" cases being considered at Court of Appeal level and possibly beyond in 2007.

He also practices in a wide range of medically-related fields including personal injury, professional disciplinary tribunals, inquests and certain aspects of administrative law. His experience in other non-medical types of professional negligence has led to an involvement in some large building and construction cases and experience of environmental law litigation as well.


Clinical Negligence

He is listed as leading silk in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners directories.

“Paul Rees's preparation is second to none. His quantum analysis has such precision but at the same time his negotiation skills are first-class.” “The hardest-working man at the Bar, he's always incredibly well prepared.” (Chambers and Partners 2016)

“He has first-class analytical skills and is highly respected by all.”  (Legal 500 2015)

"He is probably the hardest-working barrister I have ever come across. He has fantastic attention to detail, so you know nothing's going to be left uncovered - he's really, really top-drawer." (Chambers and Partners 2014)

“Definitely the right silk for test cases” (Legal 500 2013)

"incredibly meticulous and thorough" in his approach, and also a highly approachable barrister. One instructing solicitor remarked that "Rees' superb intellectual ability means that he can tackle any legal or medical conundrum put before him - working with him always enhances the case." (Chambers and Partners 2013)

His great strength is his forensic attention to detail which endures that “no point is ever missed” and that there is “nothing the judge will ask that he can’t deal with.” (Chambers and Partners 2012)

An outstanding defendant barrister hugely respected for his pragmatic and sensible approach as well as his ability to make all members of his team feel valued regardless of their rank or role.”  “Incredibly diligent and thorough he never misses anything.” (Chambers and Partners 2011)

Professional Negligence

"Paul Rees QC is singled out for his handling of claims against architects and accountants." (Legal 500, 2007)


Previously Treasury Junior Counsel Common Law
Supplementary Panel 1991

Significant cases include the following

Milkhu v North West London Hospitals NHS Trust (2003)

Parkin v Bromley Health Authority (2002)

Webb v Barclays Bank & Others [2001] Lloyd's Rep Med 500

Hubbard v Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham Health Authority TLR 8.10.2001

Hornsby v Clark Kenneth Leventhal [2000] 4 AER 567

Other information

VAT Registration No:  245 9746 23


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