P O'Brien

Paul R. O'Brien Q.C.

Year of Call: 2004

Year of Silk: 2020


LL.B (Hons) University of Edinburgh

Dip LP University of Edinburgh

ISS in International Arbitration Law and Practice,

University of Aberdeen

Special interests

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

Company and commercial

Intellectual Property

Professional liability and regulation


He has a broad practice primarily based around commercial and intellectual property law. Matters in which he has acted include contract disputes, trademark and patent litigation, restrictive covenants, professional negligence claims, warranties in the sale of businesses, attempts to obtain disclosure of the names of website users, and cross-border insolvency disputes.

He appears regularly in the commercial and ordinary courts, and has appeared in the Inner House both alone and with senior counsel, and in the Supreme Court on several occasions.

Paul practiced as a solicitor in Glasgow for several years as a commercial litigator before calling to the Bar in 2004.