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 The Legal 500 which describe his as follows:-

“Creative and unafraid to us innovative arguments.”

“He is personable but firm in settlement negotiations.”

"He has good paperwork, is easy to work with and is always very well prepared."

"He is the one to go to with something difficult or tricky, he is good in jury trials."

"Great on his feet at trial. Encyclopaedic knowledge."

"Very efficient, very thorough and well liked by the clients. He provides good, sound advice."

“A go-to counsel for Human Rights Act claims: a walking law library.”

"Really helpful and reliable".

"He knows his way around and makes an impenetrable area of law comprehensible."

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