Mr Paul O'Callaghan (2008) LLB (Hons) General Information Paul O'Callaghan joined Clerksroom in 2013 having previously practised as a solicitor-advocate with a national firm of solicitors. Paul was called to the Bar at Gray's Inn back in 2008 and he is now twelve years Call (where do the years go)! Paul is a specialist employment and civil barrister. Employment Paul is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) and a specialist employment lawyer with a national practice encompassing the full range of employment law issues including but not limited to:- Unfair Dismissal; Constructive Dismissal; Wrongful Dismissal; Discrimination; Equal Pay; Whistleblowing; Flexible Working. Paul regularly appears at tribunals nationwide but he prides himself on a conciliatory approach to employment disputes and he is pleased to say that the vast majority of cases that he deals with settle amicably without the need for a trial which ultimately saves time and costs. Paul's employment work is generally split at 75% Claimant and 25% Respondent. Paul has succesfully handled claims against major multi-national companies as well as public sector organisations. Paul offers advice in writing, by telephone or remotely via video call as well as in person. Paul is regularly instructed by major insurers to provide legal opinions and he also provides advice and assistance to employees and employers involved in disciplinary and grievance procedures. Paul is adept at document drafting and he aims to return papers within seven days. Paul recently acted in a group litigation case against an international bank represented by a Magic Circle law firm and Queen's Counsel. Paul was able to negotiate a settlement on behalf of the group in excess of £400,000. Civil Paul maintains a busy civil litigation practice which includes acting in property, contract and business disputes as well as Personal Injury. Paul regularly provides drafting and advisory services to solicitors who routinely instruct him to attend hearings including:- Pre-Action Disclosure Applications; Costs and Case Management Hearings; Applications; Trials; Credit Hire including multi-track; Costs; Inquests. You will find Paul to be an experienced and tenacious advocate and when not in Court you may find him 'relaxing' by entering endurance running events. As such he is always willing to go the extra mile! (Marathon PB 2hr 59 minutes). Paul is flexible and approachable and always willing to have an informal discussion about your case or query at any stage in proceedings. Paul is willing to accept instructions from the public on a direct access basis and he has been granted full litigation privileges. Paul has received excellent feedback from both lay and professional clients and he always welcomes feedback so that he can continue to improve upon the service that he provides. Paul is based in Cardiff but he can attend Court anywhere within England and Wales. Paul was proud to represent Team GB at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and after a long hiatus he has recently returned to his sport of target shooting. Paul is also a pilot and always happy to take on an aviation law case or just talk flying! Paul is a member of the following groups:- Road Traffic Group Personal Injury Group Clinical Negligence Group Motorcycle PI Group Inquests Group Industrial Disease Group Fraud Group (Claimant) - RTA & PI Fraud Counsel Credit Hire Group Defendant Credit Hire Group Costs Group Employment Law Group Contract Law Group Consumer Credit Group Sale of Goods Group Landlord & Tenant Group Insolvency & Bankruptcy Public Access Accredited Group (also authorised to conduct litigation under Public Access rules). Paul is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).