Paul was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and of the High Court of Australia in 1983 after completing his Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Economics at Monash University. Paul has been a Law Institute Accredited Family Law Specialist since 1992 making him one of Australia’s longest serving and most senior Family Law Specialists. Paul is amongst the very few Accredited Family Law Specialists practicing in the Geelong and Werribee areas.
Paul has a longstanding reputation amongst both clients and his peers for excellence in the field of Family Law. His services are regularly and frequently sought after by clients who seek assistance with division of matrimonial property following separation. Paul’s skills and expertise are particularly sought after by clients with more complex financial arrangements including businesses, companies and trusts. As an Accredited Family Law Specialist with more than 25 years of practicing experience behind him, Paul is well equipped to deal with these issues.
Paul is frequently called upon by other lawyers for advice and counsel in relation to more complex Family Law matters and has provided his opinions and advice to various agencies and organizations on Family Law issues. Over the years, Paul has developed a strong and close working relationship with all of the various organizations involved in the Family Law system, including Victoria Legal Aid, the Family Court, the Federal Magistrates’ Court and the Magistrates’ Court in Geelong. Paul was, for many years, a member of the Committee of Management for the Geelong Community Legal Service. Since ending his involvement with that Committee, Paul has continued to volunteer his time at the Legal Service providing free legal advice and assistance to clients in need. Paul is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.
Paul is open and friendly in his communications with clients and is well-known for his personal approach to each and every client’s particular situation and need. He is also very widely regarded for the very specific attention he pays to the technical detail of each case and for the strategies he adopts and implements in order to achieve the best possible result for each and every one of his clients.