Paul practices in the area of commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on banking and finance, competition and consumer law, corporate law, contract law, corporate and personal insolvency, equity, partnerships, property, securities and trusts.
The matters in which Paul is involved are factually and legally complex, and utilise the specialist knowledge that Paul has developed in the areas of corporate and personal insolvency and corporate law, and also the skills and experience he gained as a Chartered Accountant.
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2017 rank Paul in Band 1 for Restructuring & Insolvency – one of only eight leading counsel listed in Australia. He is also listed as a ‘recommended’ Australian QC and a ‘preeminent’ Queensland QC for Insolvency and a ‘recommended’ Queensland QC for Commercial Litigation & Disputes by Doyle’s Guide 2015-2017. Paul is also listed in the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers 2017 and 2018 for Insolvency and Reorganisation.
Paul is a Nationally Accredited Mediator.
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2017 – Ranked in Band 1 – listed as one of only eight Restructuring/Insolvency leading counsel in Australia.
Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers 2017 and 2018 – Listed for Insolvency and Reorganisation
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2016 & 2017 – ‘Preeminent’ QC for Insolvency (Queensland)
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2015 and 2016 – ‘Recommended’ QC for Insolvency & Reconstruction (Australia)
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 2015 & 2017 – ‘Recommended QC’ for Commercial Litigation & Disputes (Queensland)
2014 Nationally Accredited Mediator
Member, Bar Association of Queensland
Member, Business Law Section of Law Council of Australia
Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants (Australia and New Zealand)
Member, Supreme Court Library Committee
2014 Queen's Counsel
1990 Barrister at Law, admitted
1988–1990 Morris Fletcher & Cross (now Minter Ellison)
1980–1985 Chartered Accountant
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Queensland
Bachelor of Economics, University of Adelaide