Barnaby Hope

Called in 2011

Areas of Practice
Construction, Professional Negligence & Liability, Personal Injury, Property, Landlord & Tenant, Direct Public Access Barristers, Business & Commercial, Employment & Discrimination


Practice Profile

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LLB (Hons), First Class – University of Kingston

Bar Vocational Course, Very Competent (Outstanding in Ethics and Negotiation) – BPP Law School, Holborn.

•    Harmsworth Scholar of Middle Temple (2009)
•    Bar Vocational Course Scholarship (2009)
•    1st place, Surrey Universities’ Negotiation Cup (2008)
•    1st place, Kingston University negotiation Competition (2008)
•    1st place, Kingston University Negotiation Competition (2008)



·         “Fixed Fast Track Fracas” – The Costs Journal (Forthcoming)

·         “The Carver of Costs Proceedings” – Litigation Funding Magazine (August 2012)

·         “PSLA in PI Claims:  Procedure, Practice and Problems” – Legal InCite Magazine (May 2010)

·         “Do Unreasonable Costs Afford Sufficient Protection Against Unreasonable Behaviour?” – Legal InCite Magazine (December 2009)

Aside from these specific pieces, Barnaby is part of the 5 Pump Court Civil Group and will be writing for the Update.  More details to follow shortly.


Practice Profile

Barnaby prides himself on delivering exceptional service, whether through advice, drafting or advocacy.  He is efficient and able to work to tight deadlines.  Both solicitors and the public appreciate his personal and pragmatic approach.  Having worked for a national solicitors firm before coming to the Bar, Barnaby fully understands the pressures of modern business and litigation; he uses this knowledge to assist him in providing specialist expertise to help parties resolve their legal difficulties.  Subject to direct access restrictions, he is able to work closely with litigants in person from the beginning to the end of a case to achieve peace of mind.

Barnaby has a particular interest in, and knowledge of, civil procedure. This gives him a real depth of knowledge, which those instructing him welcome in this increasingly difficult area.  He makes extensive use of modern IT, thereby enabling him to be accessible, productive and innovative in his practice.

Business, Commercial and Insolvency

Barnaby is rapidly developing a wide-ranging commercial and insolvency practice both in the High Court, companies/bankruptcy court and county court. 


1.    Personal and corporate insolvency.
2.    Small, medium and large business-business or business-consumer (including consumer credit) disputes:  pre-action, ADR, procedure to trial, trial and costs.
3.    Matters relating to the formation and running of companies.
4.    Drafting and advising on contracts, including insurance policies.
5.    Enforcement.


1.    Pro-Lab v Davies – Secured £250,000+ judgment for lender in 2-day Multi Track trial on enforceability of consent orders and personal loans in light of consumer credit legislation. 
2.    Re:  Brouillet – Represented debtor in High Court appeal against imposition of bankruptcy.  Consideration of s271(3) IA 1986.
3.    Cornish v Wellington – Direct access multi track matter relating to website design, PPC and SEO.  Assisted resolution of claim on favourable terms following Defence, Part 18 questions and WOP meeting.
4.    Hakim v Zarvos – Acted for creditor in High Court appeal successfully resisting application to set aside statutory demand.
5.    Re:  Arrowfield Services – Represented director in application for her examination in connection with insolvency of a company.

Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Professional Negligence and other Tort

Barnaby has considerable experience of providing written advice/drafting and representation in Fast and Multi Track claims having worked for a national PI firm for 4 years.  His practice is diverse but with an intended focus towards clinical negligence and professional (including lawyers’) negligence.


1.    Personal injury in RTA, employer’s, occupier’s and other public liability framework.
2.    Clinical negligence.
3.    Professional and in particular lawyers’ negligence.
4.    Credit hire.


1.    Ditta v Bucks CC – Successful defence of 2-day Multi Track highways PI trial.
2.    Ahmed v Evans – Securing 100% settlement for ex-client of solicitors firm.  Utilisation of metadata to uncover solicitors’ forged documents.
3.    Lockie v Metrobus – Multi Track LVI claim involving 4 experts.
4.    Hales v Bucks CC – Defence of Multi Track PI claim.  Significant causation issues. 
5.    Draper-Jones v EPEM  - Represented defendant direct access in clinical negligence claim.  Drafted defence, witness statements and avoided strike out for breach of directions on day of trial. 



1.    Summary and detailed assessments.
2.    Costs management/budgeting.
3.    Solicitor own client costs.
4.    Funding – Retainers, CFAs, DBAs and insurance.
5.    Orders for costs, including determination of the appropriate order to make, indemnity costs and the operation of Part 36.
6.    Fixed costs (Portal costs and fixed fast track).


1.    Northwood v Far Ridge – High Court appeal against Master’s detailed assessment.  Errors of law and excess of discretion.
2.    Re:  Ahmed – Assisting ex-clients of solicitors’ firm to secure favourable settlement of costs following breach of retainer.
3.    Amos v Bucks CC – Successfully defending application for costs following Calderbank settlement of claim.


Barnaby acts on behalf of both landlords and tenants, as well as neighbours in property disputes of varying descriptions.


1.    Possession, dilapidation, disrepair and other claims and other disputes relating to commercial and residential leases.
2.    Drafting and negotiation of commercial and residential leases.


1.    Re Mulberry Estates – Assisted lessee in avoiding forfeiture in £1m+ property development.
2.    Lambert v Mason – Representing Claimant in TOLATA claim following dissolution of personal relationship.
3.    Singh v Manku – Drafting Part 8 Claim to enable creditor to obtain order for sale of debtor’s property to realise charge.



When not working, Barnaby enjoys cooking (badly), health and fitness (occasionally), 80s action films (almost exclusively) and music (don’t ask).

What clients say:

"Barnaby Hope is an exceptional barrister, friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I have recommended Barnaby to my team and to fellow work colleagues. I would have no issues in recommending him outside of my current employer"


Qualified under the Direct Public Access to Barristers scheme

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Barnaby is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Public Access to Barristers Scheme.

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