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Paul O'Brien QC

Edinburgh, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Restructuring/Insolvency - Scotland (Bar)

New Silks

Paul O'Brien QC
Focuses his practice on commercial disputes, including significant insolvency cases. He acts in contentious recovery matters, as well as in an advisory capacity on complex corporate insolvencies. He previously worked as a solicitor before being called to the Bar.
Strengths: "He is very bright and always well prepared."
Recent work: Acted for the members of a family who control one half of the shares in West Larkin in a series of disputes with the other shareholder.
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Intellectual Property - Scotland (Bar)

New Silks

Paul O'Brien QC
Well-regarded new silk known for his technical expertise and breadth of knowledge. He advises on the full spectrum of IP matters, including trade mark, licensing and copyright matters. 
Strengths: "He is very sensible, easy to deal with and clearly on top of the technical issues." "His legal arguments are well constructed and well thought out. He is very responsive to queries and very able on his feet."
Recent work: Acted for the pursuers in University of St Andrews v Student Gowns Ltd, a Court of Session action involving a claim for trade mark infringement and passing off in relation to university gowns.
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - Scotland (Bar)

New Silks

Paul O'Brien QC
Consistently rated by sources as one of the most intellectually able performers at the Scottish Bar. His key areas of focus include IP and professional negligence. He has also been instructed in complex commercial property and insolvency matters. He has appeared in cases before the Inner House and the UK Supreme Court.
Strengths: "Paul is very cerebral." "He is a very bright and experienced junior. He has a great analytical brain and is very user-friendly and responsive." "He has a brain the size of a planet. He really gets into the detail of the law and gives the correct answers in a very technical area."
Recent work: Acted for the Bank of Scotland in a professional negligence claim against solicitors, for the failure to report back-to-back mortgage transactions.
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