3PB takes on top costs barrister Paul Joseph

16th January 2024

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3PB (3 Paper Buildings) are delighted to announce that Paul Joseph, a top costs and commercial litigation barrister, is joining the national chambers' Birmingham office from No 5 Chambers.

Paul JosephPaul JosephCall: 2005, who qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and the bar in 2005, began his career at Wragge and Co (now Gowling WLG) before spending nine years with the commercial litigation team at Edge Ellison (now Squire Patton Boggs) and four years with Truman Bodden & Co (now HSM) in the Cayman Islands. Since transferring to the Bar eighteen years ago, he has been a member of No 5 Chambers.

A highly successful and busy costs barrister, Paul is one of the UK's foremost specialists in this field and has been consistently ranked as such by both Chambers UK and Legal 500. In August 2021, Paul was appointed a Deputy Costs Judge of the Senior Courts Costs Office in London.

Paul has acted or the Government since 2010 and was instructed to advise in relation to the costs issues arising out of the many claims against the Ministry of Defence brought by Iraqi civilians following the invasion of Iraq in 2003. He frequently appears on appeals and costs and case management hearings and detailed assessments. He regularly appears in the Senior Courts Costs Office and in the Court of Appeal.

Michelle Marnham, head of 3PB's Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Group, said: “Macroeconomic pressures continue to fuel demand for costs specialist counsel. Clients require sophisticated, trusted guidance to help navigate around issues arising from pre-action Protocols and the fixed cost landscape. Paul is a key player in the market and a terrific addition to 3PB's excellent specialist costs practice.”

To contact Paul, please email him at [email protected]. To instruct him, or see about his availability, please contact his clerks Ed Holdstock on [email protected]/01962 868884 or Dave Snook on [email protected]/01865 793736.