Paul Newman

Year of Call: 1982
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Telephone: 0117 928 1520

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Personal Injury

Paul continues to be involved in a range of personal injury cases for both claimants and defendants. He advises on PSLA awards (including infant quantum) and has conduct of Trials, principally in the following areas:

  • Road traffic accidents, including ones where LVI and fundamental dishonesty arise
  • Slipping and tripping
  • Product liability
  • Employer’s liability
  • Occupier’s liability.

Paul also has extensive experience of credit hire claims for both claimants and defendants. He is instructed to prepare pleadings and CPR part 18 requests / replies as well as having conduct of Trials.

Reported cases (Personal Injury)

McClellan v Pudsey [2016], Lawtel 21/9/2016


'Commercially astute and sharp on his feet.'

Legal 500 2018?Leading Juniors - Tier 1

‘He has a cool head and a precise eye.’
Legal 500 2017/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors.

‘He has a wealth of experience in construction contract disputes, and his knowledge is always up to date.’

Thomson Reuters Report 2017

'Extremely helpful, wise, willing and knowledgable. Flexible and has stepped in last minute a couple of times.'

'...has a solid construction practice and represents developers, suppliers and other parties in construction adjudications."
Legal 500 2016/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors.

'Very personable and approachable'
Legal 500 2015/Regional Bar: Western Circuit, Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors.

'He is very personable and always understands what is required from him.'
Legal 500 2014/Western Circuit - Construction.

'‘construction industry specialist’ Paul Newman is highlighted for his ‘excellent advocacy skills’.'
Legal 500 2013/Western Circuit - Construction, planning, licensing and environmental.

'...offers contentious and non-contentious services in the construction sphere. He is noted for his litigation work, and is increasingly acting as a mediator in construction matters.
Expertise: “Very impressive advocacy skills. Mr Newman dealt with an application to enforce an adjudicators’ decision for us. His advocacy skills were most impressive, and we were granted the enforcement.'"
Chambers UK 2014/Construction – Western Bar

“We would like to thank you for your valuable contribution you made toward the litigation we were recently exposed to. Your quick grasp … proved a real salve and we are both very grateful.”

“It was a pleasure meeting you yesterday and on behalf of this firm and the parties, may we take this opportunity of thanking you for your assistance and perseverance throughout the day.”

“Thanks go to you for your invaluable assistance!”
Mediation client testimonials 

"He was personable and patient, and excellent at handling the judge.  He also took an hour of his time after the hearings to de-brief us, which was very much appreciated."
Client testimonial

‘Paul Newman – extremely helpful, wise, willing, and knowledgeable … flexible and stepped in last minute a number of times.’
Paralegal/Trainee Solicitor, South West
What do Clients want from the Bar? - Thomson Reuters, October 2017

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Academic qualifications

  • Graduate of Clare College, Cambridge (BA; MA) Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos (French & Spanish)
  • Diploma in Law, City University, London
  • Council of Legal Education, London

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • RIBA accredited adjudicator (1998)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1999)
  • ADR Group accredited mediator (2001)
  • Clerksroom Mediator
  • TECBAR listed adjudicator, mediator and arbitrator.

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Association of South West Mediators
  • Member  of the Association of Wales and Border Counties Mediators
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of PIBA, PNBA, SCL and TecBar
  • Member of the Wales & Chester Circuit

Direct Access

Paul Newman is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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