Paul has a broad practice across both private and public law.

Paul acts on behalf of both claimants and defendants in fast track and multi track personal injury cases. He is regularly instructed to advise and draft pleadings across the spectrum of RTA and EL/PL claims.

His broader civil and public law practice spans immigration, public inquiries and public law more broadly, including public international law. Paul is the co-author of Handbook for Legal Practitioners: Using the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as an Interpretative Tool.


  • BPP Law School, Excellence Award (2017)
  • Lincoln’s Inn, Droop Scholarship and Hardwicke Entrance Award (2016)


  • BA (Hons), Classics, Worcester College, University of Oxford (2014)
  • GDL, City Law School: Distinction, 3rd place in year (2015)
  • LLM, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge: 1st class (2017)
  • BPTC, BPP Law School: Very Competent (2018)

Professional Memberships

  • Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA)
  • Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)

Public Access

Undertakes Public Access work

Handbook for Legal Practitioners: Using the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as an Interpretative Tool

20th September 2021

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TG Chambers launches Automated and Electric Vehicle law blog, aevlaw.com

8th July 2021

Chambers is delighted to announce the launch of its Automated and Electric Vehicle Law blog, aevlaw.com
Edited by Alex Glassbrook and Emma Northey, the blog features articles by members of the TGC AEV law team including Scarlett Milligan, Anthony Johnson and Paul Erdunast, as well as guest expert comment (this month on accident reconstruction evidence in AEV cases, from Iwan Parry of TRL).
You can subscribe to the blog at aevlaw.com

TGC Costs Update – Vol 7 December 2020

17th December 2020

Please see link below to the latest TGC Costs newsletter.

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P. Erdunast, ‘The Multiple Legal Sources Of The Common Law Right Of Access To The Courts’, [2018] Public Law 427

6th October 2020

N. Mole, M. Papadouli and P. Erdunast, ‘Push Backs at the Border: The Prohibtion of Collective Expulsions and of Non Refoulement’, [2015] Aire Centre Human Rights Legal Bulletin, Issue 3

6th October 2020

Is Remote Driving Likely to Cause Victims Undue Delay and Expense in Claiming Compensation; Or Could it Defeat Claims Altogether

15th September 2022

Paul Erdunast responds to the Law Commission’s question of whether remote driving is likely to cause victims undue delay and expense in claiming compensation, from the perspectives of victims, insurers and industry.

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Former camp detainee granted entry into US will provide evidence to the ICC

21st April 2022

Ovalbek Turdakun and his family have managed to flee to the US from Kyrgyzstan. They arrived in Washington DC last week. Mr Turdakun was previously held in a detention camp facility in China for 10 months but managed to escape to Kyrgyzstan. Rodney Dixon QC, Anne Coulon, and Paul Erdunast acting on his behalf will submit his testimony to the ICC as part of their application to the Office of the Prosecutor to open an ICC investigation into the international crimes allegedly committed against Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples over which the ICC has jurisdiction.

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Brook House Inquiry

18th March 2022

The second phase of hearings in the Brook House Inquiry have resumed. The Brook House Inquiry was set up to investigate mistreatment of individuals detained at Brook House IRC between 1 April 2017 and 31 August 2017. The Inquiry was set up as a result of the ill-treatment shown in the BBC Panorama programme “Under-Cover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets”.

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Handbook for Legal Practitioners: Using the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as an Interpretative Tool

20th September 2021

Paul Erdunast and co-author Dr Kathryn Allinson of Bristol University are delighted to announce the launch of ‘Handbook for Legal Practitioners: Using the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as an Interpretative Tool’. It is available on the Immigration Legal Practitioners’ Association website.

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New Evidence submitted to the ICC on behalf of Uyghurs

10th June 2021

Rodney Dixon QC with Anne Coulon and Paul Erdunast acting for the Government of East Turkistan in Exile and Uyghur victims have filed new evidence with the ICC following an investigation of international crimes committed against Uyghurs by Chinese officials. The submission requests the ICC Prosecutor to open a full investigation under the Rome Statute without delay.

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TGC Welcomes New Tenants

7th October 2020

Temple Garden Chambers is delighted to announce that Mary-Teresa Deignan has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Mary-Teresa specialises in professional discipline and health and safety with a particular focus on the healthcare sector.

TGC is also delighted to announce that Paul Erdunast and Harry Peto  have accepted invitations to join chambers after successfully completing pupillage.

ICC Uyghur Complaint is widely supported

12th August 2020

The Complaint submitted to the ICC Prosecutor on behalf of the East Turkestan Government in exile concerning the alleged genocide and crimes against humanity committed against the Uyghur and other Turkic peoples of East Turkestan, has been extensively reported on and widely supported since it was filed last month.

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I do not transfer any personal data to third countries or international organisations.

I retain your personal data while you remain a client unless you ask me to delete it. My Retention and Disposal Policy (copy available on request) details how long I hold data for and how I dispose of it when it no longer needs to be held. I will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless:

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