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Paul Kirtley

West Yorkshire

Practice area

  • Employment
  • Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
  • Personal Injury & Medical Negligence
  • Professional Negligence Claims
  • Trusts Wills & Probate


Paul is an accredited civil and commercial and workplace mediator. He is recognised as one of the leading names in the mediation market, and is recommended in the Legal 500 2017 as a leading mediator. Paul regularly mediates in a wide range of disputes, including commercial; employment including race and sex discrimination; public sector; solicitors and valuers’ negligence claims; medical negligence and personal injury claims, probate, trusts, property and boundary disputes. He has developed a busy offshore mediation practice, particularly in the Isle of Man, where he has successfully mediated a number of high value claims.

Renowned for his personable and down to earth manner, Paul has the ability to communicate effectively with both the legal and lay parties.  His judicial experience sitting as a Recorder augments both an analytical and facilitative approach.

Adept at building trust with the parties, Paul challenges preconceptions in a non-confrontational manner and remains focused on achieving a resolution. His track record speaks for itself. Easy to talk to and level-headed, he is always willing to go the extra mile, excelling in challenging cases and making complicated issues sound simple.  He quickly gets to the crux of the matter and is comfortable handling disputes with a high emotional content.

Paul regularly provides training on mediation.

Date accredited: Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator in 2004


Oxford House, Oxford Row, Leeds LS1 3BE

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