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Paul Reid

Edinburgh, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 5 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Administrative & Public Law - Scotland (Bar)

Band 2

Paul Reid
Paul Reid garners praise for his strong expertise in judicial review. He is experienced in the representation of government departments and other public bodies in a broad range of matters ranging from procurement and professional regulation to probation.
Strengths: "He's a very talented, very clever individual with a sound understanding of public law matters. He's always a pleasure to work with."
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Professional Negligence - Scotland (Bar)

Band 1

Paul Reid
Paul Reid is an excellent junior with experience appearing unled in a wide array of professional liability disputes, with experience handling claims brought against solicitors, engineers, construction firms and financial services professionals. He also handles broader commercial disputes and regulatory matters. He has notably focused strength in the representation of solicitors, surveyors, construction professionals and their insurers in professional liability cases.
Strengths: "Paul ticks the boxes for what I need: he is approachable, I have no issue using him in sensitive cases, he's great with clients and laser-focussed. He gives clear guidance and understands what clients want and how to get them there."
Recent work: Acted in a professional negligence claim against architects for £11 million concerning whether pre-construction ground contamination studies were properly carried out at a housing development and whether the architects were strictly liable for the actions of other appointees.
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Clinical Negligence - Scotland (Bar)

Band 2

Paul Reid
Paul Reid is a prominent junior advocate who is sought after by clients on both the pursuer and defender sides of clinical negligence claims. He is well acquainted with the full range of allegations, including cauda equina, delayed diagnoses, delays in treatment and birth injuries. He also has significant experience handling matters concerning defective medical products.
Strengths:"He is excellent - bright, diligent and good in court." "Excellent to work with, a pleasure to instruct. Always responsive and a good strategist."
Recent work: Instructed in the Scottish Mesh Litigation, a large group litigation arising from over 500 claims concerning consent, standard of care and product liability.
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Product Liability - Scotland (Bar)

Band 1

Paul Reid  
Paul Reid is a well-regarded junior who is noted for his expert handling of product liability cases. His broad practice also encompasses professional negligence, clinical negligence and commercial disputes.
Strengths: "He is fantastic and has an air of quiet confidence about him. You feel very reassured in his hands and he's very strategic." "A very intelligent advocate."
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - Scotland (Bar)

Band 2

Paul Reid
Paul Reid is an established professional negligence specialist who is increasingly instructed in a widening range of commercial matters. He is adept at handling contract and shareholder disputes, among other issues.
Strengths: "Paul ticks all the boxes for what I need: he is approachable, I have no issue using him in sensitive cases, he's great with clients and laser-focused. He gives clear guidance and understands what clients want and how to get them there." "He is excellent - a real rising star."
Recent work: Acted in a £11.5 million claim relating to the redevelopment of a site adjacent to Haymarket station and concerning preparatory works to the station's tunnel.
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