Paul Brennan (2005)

Paul Brennan (2005)

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 2005 Public Access Accredited
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General Information

Paul has a broad civil, commercial and chancery practice.  He is a member of the Bar of England and Wales and also a member of the Bars of Ireland and the Isle of Man (currently non-practising).   He is approachable and happy to discuss any matter pre-instruction. He is based in central  London but also has a base in the North West and is happy to travel.


  • trust disputes (acting both for and against trustees/beneficiaries)
  • property disputes (including boundary disputes, easements and rights of way)
  • landlord and tenant (commercial and residential)
  • Partnership

Having been based in jurisdictions which are offshore financial centres, Paul dealt with trust disputes which were often complex and multifaceted spanning various jurisdictions. He has acted on behalf of both trustees and beneficiaries.  He has also dealt with property disputes. This is something he wishes to continue in this jurisdiction. He also has experience of landlord and tenant disputes (both residential and commercial) and is keen to build and develop this aspect of his practice.


Paul’s commercial practise has often involved :

  • highly complex commercial disputes involving major companies, banks, or high net worth individuals (in several jurisdictions).
  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Banking disputes
  • company disputes involving directors and directors’ duties; disqualification and shareholder disputes
  • professional negligence claims, in particular involving lawyers, which Paul also has experience of in other common law jurisdictions (both defendant and claimant).


Paul's civil practice and experience includes

  • personal injury (public liability, employer liability, occupiers’ liability)
  • road traffic accidents (RTA)
  • credit hire
  • clinical negligence
  • contractual disputes
  • sale of goods/supplies of services disputes.

Paul was regularly instructed by major insurers in connection with employer liability/public liability claims and regularly acted on behalf of government departments in the Isle of Man in this regard.

Paul has regularly undertaken professional regulatory work appearing on behalf of a major regulator. In this regard he is familiar with the issues which pertain in such matters both substantively and procedurally and also the pervasive administrative law elements.  This is an area Paul is particularly keen to develop and welcomes the opportunity to discuss ideas with any client undergoing any regulatory process.


After being called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005, Paul spent two years working at international offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes in Jersey.  Following this he relocated to the Isle of Man, qualified at the Manx Bar and practised exclusively in commercial litigation with another renowned international offshore law firm, Appleby.  He undertook additional examinations for call to the Irish Bar and undertook pupillage there with an eminent commercial and chancery barrister.  Paul returned to the English Bar in 2015.

His practice as an Advocate at the Manx Bar was by nature of the profession a ‘fused’ role encompassing the traditional roles of both barrister and solicitor.  This is something which he considers allows him to see a particular case from both perspectives and this is particularly valuable in the context of those cases in which he is instructed on a ‘Public Access’ basis.

Paul has appeared in a variety of Courts and tribunals in all three jurisdictions including: High Courts, County Courts, Immigration Tribunals, Property Tribunal, Regulatory Tribunals, Crown Courts and Magistrates Courts.



  • Bar of England & Wales (2005)
  • Bar of Ireland (2010)
  • Bar of the Isle of Man (2010)
  • Middle Temple
  • King’s Inns (Dublin)
  • Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club


  • LL.B (Hons) University of Liverpool
  • BVC, College of Law (London)
  • B.L. Degree, King's Inns (Dublin)


  • Harmsworth Scholarship, (The Honourable Society of The Middle Temple)


Paul enjoys history, (particularly British and Irish and the relations between the two countries), music (particularly jazz), travel and the occasional whisk(e)y.



Areas of Law

Paul Brennan (2005) is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:

  • Approved for the following panels:
  • Professional Negligence
  • Approved for the following panels:
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Consumer Contracts
  • Costs
  • Court of Protection
  • Land & Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Regulation
  • Public & Administrative Law
  • Road Traffic
  • Tax
  • Wills & Probate

Outside of these key areas of law, Paul Brennan (2005) is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Paul direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.

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