Provided by Paul Darling KC
Paul Darling OBE KC has established a formidable reputation as an advocate in all types and levels of tribunals all over the world. He specialises in complex cases which feature multiple parties, large teams, and high volumes of material, and is often brought in by clients at short notice, late in proceedings. An ability to work with colleagues from any jurisdiction, and to grasp detail, strategy, and tactics quickly has allowed Paul to develop a practice which has taken him to every major jurisdiction, appearing in a wide variety of construction, energy, and commercial matters. Adaptability and focus have contributed to Paul’s reputation as a gamechanger, brought in to direct some of the construction and commercial world’s most difficult cases. Paul has represented diverse clients in tribunals such as the Commercial Court, the Technology and Construction Court, and the Court of Appeal in London, the High Court and the Supreme Court in Dublin, the High Court in Northern Ireland and Arbitration Tribunals globally. Since the early 1990s he has conducted many arbitrations in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Middle East. He has acted in ICC, LCIA HKIAC, SIAC and DIAC Arbitrations.
Paul Darling KC
Paul Darling KC is a heavyweight silk with a strong global practice that often involves tribunal work in the Far and Middle East. His domestic work sees him regularly appearing before the TCC in an array of high-value cases.
"His particular strength is tactical astuteness in litigation and experience with court procedures, which he combines with a great grasp of the law and facts of a case."
Acted in Blue Manchester v NWGR, a claim by the freeholder of the Manchester Hilton for defects in the cladding.
Paul Darling KC of 39 Essex Chambers acts prominently on the arbitration of construction and engineering-related disputes, particularly frequently in Hong Kong, but also in several other Asian jurisdictions. Interviewees identify him as a "brilliant barrister" with an especially high Hong Kong profile, one calling him "a real fighter" and a "very firm and decisive silk with a big presence" who will "give you an honest opinion and a correct judgement as to where a case should go."