Paul  holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Waikato University, and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Law from the Australian National University. He is admitted to practice in Queensland and Commonwealth Courts, and the High Court of New Zealand.

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Paul came to the Queensland Bar in 2012. Before that he was a  Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland. Paul practiced at a top tier national law firm for four years in their planning, environment and local government team, and then in State Government.

Prior to his admission in Queensland Paul spent eight years in England working as a lawyer in London, undertaking both advisory and litigious work. He was a member of the corporate and commercial group at Finers Stephens Innocent, and acting head of planning at a London Borough.  He focused on planning and environmental law.

Paul was first admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand in 1995 (but does not currently hold a NZ practising certificate).  He practiced for two years in Auckland, as a Prosecutor at the Ministry of Fisheries, and in general practice.


  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (University of Waikato)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Law (ANU)
  • Bar Practice Course (QUT)


  • Member of the Bar Association of Queensland
  • Member of the Bar Association of Queensland’s Pro Bono Scheme
  • Mentor for final year law students in the Queensland University of Technology’s mentoring scheme
  • Sessional Academic at the Queensland University of Technology
  • Member of the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House

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