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Paul Kite


Paul Kite is a partner in IBB's Commercial Dispute Resolution team and Head of the firm's wider Commercial Services Group.  The dispute resolution team is recommended by The Legal 500 Directory as being in the first (top) tier for the region.

Paul has a wealth of experience in dealing with a broad range of commercial disputes and advising on related matters.  His specialisms include advising upon complex commercial contracts and contractual claims, company shareholder issues and related disputes, partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, high value debt collection and insolvency. Paul has acted for clients in international litigation and is experienced in contentious probate claims and disputes involving trustees/executors.

Since 2006 Paul has been personally recommended in Chambers and Partners legal directory year on year as a leading individual in the field of commercial litigation and categorised as an "expert" in the Legal Experts directory.  Chambers and Partners describes Paul as "an impressive strategist" and "insightful, pragmatic and commercial".

Paul is an ADR Group accredited commercial mediator and firmly believes in providing a flexible and practical approach to dispute resolution.  Specific sector experience includes manufacturing, leisure and the motor industry.

Paul has also been listed in the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers directory 2013. Click here to view his profile.

Career Pictons Solicitors, joined IBB 1999, Partner from 2003

Key dates LLB (Hons) University of East Anglia 1993, qualified Sept 96

Chambers in 2019 says:

Paul Kite is 'an extremely safe pair of hands and a great strategist,' according to interviewees. He has a wealth of experience handling complex commercial contracts and corporate disputes, as well as commercial fraud. Other sources praise him for being 'commercially aware, helpful and always one step ahead'."

Chambers in 2018 says:

"Paul Kite has a long track record of handling complex commercial contracts and corporate disputes, as well as commercial fraud and product liability cases. Sources praise his practical and strategic approach to issues".

Chambers in 2017 says:

"Paul Kite maintains an outstanding reputation and is described by sources as a 'good man in a crisis: wise and collected, an excellent strategist and someone who always understands the wider picture.' He has experience in complex commercial contract and corporate disputes as well as commercial fraud and product liability cases."

Chambers in 2016 says:

"Paul Kite has an exceptional reputation for his litigation practice and his experience in sectors such as automotive, manufacturing and hotels. Clients describe him as 'reassuring knowledgeable' and 'everything you want from a lawyer'."

Chambers in 2015 says:

"Head of department Paul Kite specialises in a number of areas, including commercial contract disputes, partnership disputes and insolvency. Clients say: 'He guides you in a pleasant way, does a lot of preparatory work and his memory is extraordinary'."

Chambers in 2014 says:

"Department head Paul Kite specialises in debt collection, contentious insolvency, corporate and commercial disputes. Clients say: 'He has a good understanding of the breadth of the law and understands the litigation process'."

Legal 500 in 2018 says:

"The practice is particularly active in the automotive, manufacturing and leisure sectors, with the merger adding expertise in the park homes sector.  Recent work includes acting for Optimise Water in High Court proceedings against Apogee Corporation concerning alleged overcharging for a managed print services contract, and defending a client in an ongoing Commercial Court claim, which is valued at $165m and involves Russia, Italy, Switzerland and Israel. Other key figures include Paul Kite, who has more than 20 years' experience handling a range of disputes related to commercial contracts, product liability, franchising, shareholder issues, and commercial fraud".

Legal 500 in 2017 says:

"Paul Kite advises on the full range of contentious matters and has notable automotive, manufacturing and distribution sector expertise".

Legal 500 in 2016 says:

"Paul Kite’s team at IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) handles business critical disputes that are frequently at an international level, and has particular strength in commercial fraud. "

Legal 500 in 2015 says:

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s ‘team is as good as the London firms that are their main competitors’. Practice head Paul Kite ‘combines a rigorous legal approach with a very calm commercial head'".

Legal 500 in 2013 says:

"The 'solid' IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) has a 'very good commercial litigation department'. Highlights included advising Renault UK in a breach of contract claim against easyBus, which resulted in the successful recovery of monies owed. Practice head Paul Kite is a 'measured and sensible commercial litigator with excellent interpersonal skills'."

Team Commercial Dispute Resolution Based Capital Court - Uxbridge