Paul Barton is the Practice Director for the Health Department at Outer Temple Chambers.

A clerk for almost 25 years, Paul joined Outer Temple Chambers in January 2006 and is a key member of the team, noted by clients for his high energy and “anything is possible” approach. In 2016 he took on the role of Business Development Director and then, in 2019, was promoted to his current role of Practice Director.

Despite his leadership role, Paul continues to keep a strong hand in the day-to-day running of Chambers’ Health Department including practice development, diary management and fee negotiations.

Paul has strategic oversight of the Health Department and is responsible for the development and promotion of individuals that fall within these areas of chambers’ expertise. These areas include: Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, International Injury and Travel, Public Law and Sports Law.

He has a proven track record of developing new business and building strong relationships both internationally and domestically, whilst maintaining a high standard of service delivery for both members and clients.

Paul has a high profile at talks and seminars up and down the country. He is a member of PEOPIL (Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers), and regularly attends conferences across the UK and throughout Europe.

In recent years Paul has played an influential role alongside Gerard McDermott KC in the development of Chambers’ brand in the USA with a particular focus on Chicago. He is an Associate Member of the ABA (American Bar Association).

"Paul Barton, Graham Woods and Chris Rowe are all fantastic, and extremely helpful."

- Legal 500, 2023

"Paul Barton is outstanding. Always accommodating and finds a way to make the seemingly impossible, possible."

Personal Injury, Chambers and Partners 2023

"Senior practice manager Mark Gardner and practice director Paul Barton are very attentive."

Personal Injury, Chambers and Partners 2023

"Paul Barton is a dynamo in terms of business development and management of the clerks’ room."

Personal injury, Legal 500 2022

"Paul Barton always finds a way to make things happen. All of the clerks are approachable, professional and have a great knowledge of their barristers’ skill sets."

Personal injury, Legal 500 2022

"Great clerking and personal service from Paul Barton. Always extremely helpful and professional."

Travel Law, Legal 500 2022

Paul Barton “provides a first-rate service” and is lauded by solicitors as “helpful, friendly, quick and responsive."

Chambers & Partners 2021

Paul Barton ‘goes over and above’ and is ‘particularly` helpful with urgent matters.

Legal 500 2020

"Always happy to assist and go the extra mile to ensure that the best service is provided to the client."

Chambers and Partners 2020

He is “the go-to guy to get things done” and “extremely knowledgeable of the PI market."

Legal 500 2019

Paul “just makes things happen – he’s an excellent clerk, second to none. He never lets you down."

Chambers & Partners 2017

"I have received an excellent service from Outer Temple Chambers. The clerks are always friendly and are quick to respond; I must particularly praise Paul Barton for consistently being so helpful on my cases."

Elizabeth Ridley, Solicitor, Irwin Mitchell LLP

What next?

To find out more, email Paul Barton or call +44 (0)207 427 4907

  • Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL)
  • American Bar Association, Associate Member (ABA)

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