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Barrister

Paul Im Thurn

Year of Call: 2012

Paul Im Thurn is a Barrister at Kenworthy’s Chambers who specialises in

Paul Im Thurn read law at Worcester College, Oxford, before being admitted as a Solicitor in 1990.

He spent five years as a Solicitor in a large city firm before devoting 20 years to Social Welfare Law in various law centres.

He served as the Co-Chair of Law Centres Network for three years before transferring to The Bar in 2012.

Paul Im Thurn predominantly practices Family Law, both public and private. He was shortlisted for the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2013.

Family and Finance

Paul Im Thurn's Family and Finance practice spans children and finance, as well as more unusual cases involving divorce itself, annulment, the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court, forced marriage and the Court of Protection.

He is a member of Child Concern, The Association of Lawyers for Children and The Family Law Bar Association.

Family and Finance Barrister Paul Im Thurn frequently represents mothers, fathers and children at court. His Public Law practice has grown rapidly, and Paul is now regularly instructed by local authorities in contested care and adoption matters.

Experience in Property and Chancery Law brings useful strengths to Paul Im Thurn's Family and Finance practice, like effective negotiation at FDR hearings.

Paul Im Thurn is also an experienced Private Law advocate, dealing with the complexities of flight risk and enforcement in cases that feature cross-border issues.

If you have a Family and Finance case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Family Clerks Courtney Soden and Daniella Howarth on 0161 832 4036, email [email protected], [email protected], or fill out our contact form.

Court of Protection

Paul Im Thurn has considerable experience advising and assisting clients with mental health problems, whether arising out of learning disability, acquired brain injury or mental ill-health.

Mental Health Barrister Paul Im Thurn is a member of The Court of Protection Practitioners Group.

He accepts instructions both in the mental health tribunal and the Court of Protection.

If you have a Court of Protection case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Mental Health Clerks Courtney Soden and Daniella Howarth on 0161 832 4036, email [email protected], [email protected] or fill out our contact form.

Public Access

For appropriate Family Law cases, Paul Im Thurn will accept instructions from the general public on a direct access basis.

Please refer to the below pricing range for Public Access Barrister services. Prices are subject to case type, complexity and seniority or experience of the Barrister. Accurate quotes will be provided before work on the case begins.

Family & Finance
Services Cost
Conferences: £250 - £650 + VAT
Directions/Review Hearings: £500 - £1000 + VAT
First Directions Appointment (FDA) Hearings: £500 - £1000 + VAT
Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) Hearings: £1000 - £2000 + VAT
Full day hearings: £1000 - £3000 + VAT
Refreshers: £750 - £1500 + VAT
Half day hearings: £750 - £1500 + VAT
Advice and Preparation (Hourly): £150 - £250 + VAT

*These price ranges are based on local courts; other courts will incur a travel charge.

Please contact our Senior Family Clerk, Courtney Soden ([email protected]) for further information.

For appropriate Civil Law cases, Paul Im Thurn will accept instructions from the general public on a direct access basis.

Please refer to the below pricing range for Public Access Barrister services. Prices are subject to case type, complexity and seniority or experience of the Barrister. Accurate quotes will be provided before work on the case begins.

Civil Litigation
Services Cost
Small Claims: £500 - £750 + VAT
Fast Track Trial: £650 - £2250 + VAT
Multi Track (Day One): £2,000 - £5,000 + VAT
Multi Track (Additional Days): £1,000 - £2,000 + VAT
Advice and Preparation (Hourly): £150 - £300 + VAT

*These price ranges are based on local courts; other courts will incur a travel charge.

Please contact our Senior Civil Clerk, Mike Jones ([email protected]) for further information.

+ Notable Cases
  • SS v Copeland Borough Council (HB): Housing and council tax benefits: recovery of overpayments [2016] UKUT 115 (AAC) (29 February 2016)
  • Allan Wallace (2016): Death of a care home resident suffering with dementia died three weeks after a fight with another resident wearing steel-toe boots.
+ Qualifications
  • BA degree in Law from Worcester College, Oxford
+ Professional Memberships
  • The Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)
  • The Court of Protection Practitioners Group
  • Child Concern
  • Association of Lawyers for Children

Contact Us

To check the availability of Barrister Paul Im Thurn for your Court of Protection or Family and Finance case call our Mental Health and Family Clerks Courtney Soden and Daniella Howarth on 0161 832 4036, email [email protected], [email protected], or fill out our contact form.

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