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Paul Livingston

Paul Livingston

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Paul joined Chambers as a tenant in 2014 and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice, with a focus on Employment & Discrimination, Public Inquiries, Child Abuse, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury.

Paul has acted and advised in a range of Employment Tribunal claims, including hearings on unfair dismissal, worker status, TUPE, discrimination, time limits, reinstatement/re-engagement. He has appeared in several Employment Appeal Tribunal cases, including in Geller v Yeshurun Hebrew Congregation and in Home Office v Kuranchie on issues such as the possibility of non-conscious direct discrimination. He has experience appearing in Scottish Tribunals and prior to joining Outer Temple, Paul worked in the Employment Team at BT Legal, where he represented the company in around 20 Employment Tribunal cases.

Paul is currently instructed as Junior Counsel to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse on the investigations into children in care in Nottinghamshire and Child Migration, appearing at the first substantive public hearings. He has also been instructed for almost three years as Junior Counsel to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, which is investigating the abuse of children in Jersey’s care system over many years. Paul’s role in these Inquiries has involved inquisitorial advocacy, oral submissions, drafting, strategy, providing advice and analysing over a million pages of documentary evidence.

Paul has also undertaken a wide variety of other work, including advising, drafting and acting in personal injury and clinical negligence claims, and has also appeared in bankruptcy proceedings, bail hearings for immigration detainees, and prosecuted domestic violence cases at the Magistrates’ Court.

Paul studied law at the University of Cambridge, where he received a Senior Honorary Exhibition. He continues to play football regularly and follows his beloved Celtic from afar.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Employment Law Bar Association
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