Paul Stagg

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Year Of Call: 1994

Paul has a wide-ranging common law practice, acting for both claimants and defendants. With extensive experience of jury, tribunal and appellate advocacy in addition to cases tried by judges alone, he has a particular interest in civil claims against local authorities and the police, and in social security and community care law.

Paul is recommended as a leading junior in the latest editions of Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 which describe his as follows:-

“A composed advocate with the ability to get to the nub of a case from the outset.”

“Instructed in high-profile police law cases.”

“He shows fantastic attention to detail.”

“Recommended for acting for police forces.”

“His paperwork is really good and you can trust he’ll be better prepared than the other side.”

“He’s incredibly knowledgeable and it feels like having a heavyweight on your team when he’s involved.”

“He’s got a fierce intellect and is very user-friendly.”

Paul has written and lectured extensively in his areas of practice. He also has a long-standing commitment to pro bono work with the Bar Pro Bono Unit, FRU and Waterloo Legal Advice Service. 

Paul is authorised to accept instructions under the Public Access Scheme.


Latest Cases Read more

R (McGrath) v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions

[2012] EWHC 1042 (Admin)

The court was bound to find that the recovery of overpaid benefit by way of...

Ryan v Shropshire County Council

QBD (Birmingham) 11/01/2012

The claimants' claim for misfeasance in public office against the defendant...

Latest Publications Read more

  • 'Facts and Figures' (Sweet and Maxwell)
  • 'National Welfare Benefits Handbook' (Child Poverty Action Group - 2 annual editions)

Practice Areas


  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Social Security Legal Practitioners’ Group