Experience

Paul is building a varied practice across Chambers’ core areas, with a focus on personal injury and public law.

Paul is regularly instructed in fast track trials and a range of other hearings in personal injury and credit hire matters. This includes where there are allegations of fundamental dishonesty. He maintains a busy written practice on issues in line with Chambers’ areas.

Awards

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

Education

  • 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)

Public Access

Undertakes Public Access work

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


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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PRIVACY NOTICE

Thank you for choosing to instruct me in your case. I will need to collect and hold your personal information in order to represent you. I will take all possible steps to protect your personal information. I am determined to do nothing that would infringe your rights or undermine your trust. This Privacy Notice describes the information I collect about you, how it is used and shared, and your rights regarding it.

DATA CONTROLLER

I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the personal data that I hold and process as a barrister. My registered address is Temple Garden Chambers, 1 Harcourt Buildings, London, EC4Y 9DA and my registration number is ZA109009.

DATA COLLECTION

All of the information that I hold about you is provided to or gathered by us in the course of your case and/or proceedings. Your solicitor and/or I will tell you why we need the information and how we will use it.

OUR LAWFUL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR INFORMATION

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires all organisations that process personal data to have a Lawful Basis for doing so. The Lawful Bases identified in the GDPR are:

  • Consent of the data subject
  • Performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
  • Compliance with a legal obligation
  • To protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person
  • Performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
  • The legitimate interests of myself, or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.

EXAMPLES OF LEGITIMATE INTERESTS INCLUDE:

  • Where the data subject is a client or in the service of the controller;
  • The internal administration of my business (for example, the receipt of personal information by my clerks in order to manage my diary);
  • Keeping records of the services I provide (for example, in order to provide information to you, your legal team, a professional body, my professional indemnity insurer, or the ICO, in the event of a problem with the services I provide)
  • Transmission within a group of undertakings for internal administrative purposes;
  • Processing necessary to ensure network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access;
  • Processing to prevent fraud and reporting possible criminal acts or threats to public security; and
  • Reporting possible criminal acts or threats to public security.

MY LAWFUL BASeS ARE:

  • Consent of the data subject
  • Performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
  • Compliance with a legal obligation
  • To protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person
  • The legitimate interests of myself, of my business as a barrister, or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.

I USE YOUR INFORMATION TO:

  • Provide legal advice and representation;
  • Assist in training pupils and mini-pupils;
  • Investigate and address your concerns;
  • Respond to any legitimate requests from my regulatory body (the Bar Standards Board);
  • Communicate with you about news, updates and events;
  • Investigate or address legal proceedings relating to your use of my services/products, or as otherwise allowed by applicable law;

I do not use automated decision-making in the processing of your personal data.

I collect and process both personal data and special categories of personal data as defined in the GDPR. This includes:

  • Name;
  • Email;
  • Phone number;
  • Address;
  • Payment or bank details;
  • Employment records;
  • Social services involvement
  • Date of birth;
  • Location details;
  • Device IP address;
  • Racial or ethnic origin;
  • Political opinions
  • Religious or philosophical beliefs;
  • Trade Union membership;
  • Data concerning sex life and sexual orientation
  • Genetic or biometric data;
  • Data concerning legal claims made, for example asylum;
  • Financial information; and
  • Medical Records.

I MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH:

  • Instructing solicitors;
  • Pupils or mini pupils, under my training;
  • Opposing Counsel, for the purposes of resolving the case;
  • My Chambers management and staff who provide administrative services;
  • My regulator, legal advisors , professional indemnity insurer or the ICO, in the event of a dispute or other legal matter;
  • Judges and court staff;
  • Witnesses and expert witnesses;
  • Law enforcement officials, government authorities, or other third parties to meet my legal obligations; and
  • Any other party where I ask you and you consent to the sharing.

Pupil barristers and mini pupils are made aware that they are under a strict duty of confidentiality in relation to any information they come across in the course of their training. I will always do my utmost to ensure the confidentiality of your personal information and will share with the pupil or mini pupil only the minimum amount of information necessary to provide training. I will always ask them to permanently delete any such information I provide them after the case has finished. Please inform me by email or post if you would prefer your case not to be used by me for training purposes and I will of course not use it in that way.

TRANSFERS TO THIRD COUNTRIES AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

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:

  • There is an unresolved issue, such as claim or dispute;
  • I am legally required to; or
  • There are overriding legitimate business interests, including but not limited to fraud prevention and protecting customers’ safety and security.

YOUR RIGHTS

The General Data Protection Regulation gives you specific rights around your personal data. For example, you have to be informed about the information I hold and what I use it for, you can ask for a copy of the personal information I hold about you, you can ask us to correct any inaccuracies with the personal data I hold, you can ask us to stop sending you direct mail, or emails, or in some circumstances ask us to stop processing your details. Finally, if I do something irregular or improper with your personal data you can seek compensation for any distress you are caused or loss you have incurred. You can find out more information from the ICO’s website http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public/personal_information and this is the organisation that you can complain to if you are unhappy with how I dealt with you.

ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR INFORMATION

You may request access to, correction of, or a copy of your information by contacting me at my registered address (above).

MARKETING OPT-OUTS

You may opt out of receiving emails and other messages from my Chambers by following the instructions in those messages.

COOKIES

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser or device by websites, apps, online media, and advertisements. The Chambers website use cookies to:

  • Validate users;
  • Remember user preferences and settings;
  • Determine frequency of accessing our content;
  • Measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns; and
  • Analyse site visits and trends.

I will occasionally update my Privacy Notice. When I make significant changes, I will notify you of these through either mail or email. I will also publish the updated Notice on my website profile.

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Coronavirus Update

TGC continues proactively to safeguard against the risks posed by the spread of Coronavirus. We have a Covid-19 Committee who continue to monitor the situation and follow advice issued by the Government and Public Health England. We will be updating this page as and when new information becomes available. As of 6 July 2020, our London premises, 1 Harcourt Buildings, will be operating with a reduced clerking team in attendance. The remaining staff members and barristers will continue working remotely. We wish to reassure everyone that our contingency plans enable us to continue to provide our services.

Telephoning us

When calling our switchboard number, it will be diverted to a member of the clerking team who will be able to assist in the usual way. All direct dials in Chambers are diverted to be answered remotely.

Emailing us & Sending Instructions

Please send all instructions via email directly to clerks@tgchambers.com. We would be grateful if this could be sent in an orderly fashion to enable working from a screen manageable. We are able to receive hard copy instructions via DX or Post, if necessary. However, we have a preference for electronic documents wherever possible.

Please continue to communicate with barristers directly via phone or email.

Conferences, Joint Settlement Meetings & Mediations

Conferences, meetings and mediations will take place remotely, either by telephone or video until further notice. Group Telephone calls and video calls can be easily arranged. If an in-person meeting is felt necessary please see our Covid-19 Information page for full criteria.

Court Hearings

We are following the Government’s advice closely, which is changing daily. In keeping with that advice, we will continue to service hearings remotely, where possible and as instructed by the hosting Court. In-Person hearings will be accommodated by members of TGC. We will continue to monitor this situation.

Making a payment

If you do not already pay us by BACS, going forward please make arrangements to do so. Please contact the clerks who can supply you with the relevant BACS details.

If you wish to discuss our policy and procedure relating to coronavirus, please do not hesitate to contact our senior clerk Dean Norton on 07535 753098 or dnorton@tgchambers.com.

To learn more visit our Covid-19 Information page.