Paul practises primarily in commercial law, with particular interests in equity, trusts, real property and estates.

Recent matters include:


  • Claims under the Australian Consumer Law and in deceit (eg Jiangsu Lianguan Zhaoxing Petrochemical Science & Technology Co Ltd v Wu [2021] VSC 228; led by Charles Shaw QC)

Equity and trusts

  • Claims for breach of trust and fiduciary duty (eg Krstevski v The Macedonian Orthodox Church Community ‘Saint Dimitrij Solunski’ Springvale Inc, S ECI 2019 02718 (settled; led by Ian Upjohn QC)
  • Charitable purpose trusts (eg Re The Macedonian Orthodox Church Community ‘Saint Dimitrij Solunski’ Springvale Inc [2020] VSC 274; Beddoe application; led by Ian Upjohn QC)
  • Discretionary trusts (eg Re Grbevski Family Trust; Grbevski v Grbevski, S CI 2018 02183; application for judicial advice; led by Ian Upjohn QC)
  • Applications by trustees for judicial advice
  • Variation of trusts
  • Construction of trust deeds
  • Obtaining information and accounts from trustees
  • Family law proceedings involving property and trusts issues
  • Injunctions and freezing orders (eg Hunter v Tuati, S ECI 2019 02825; freezing order; led by Charles Shaw QC)

Real property

  • Resulting and constructive trusts
  • Proprietary estoppel
  • Applications for recovery of possession of land
  • Removal of caveat applications


  • Contested probate claims (including allegations of fraud, undue influence, lack of capacity and want of knowledge and approval) (eg Re Jones; application by State Trustees Ltd [2021] VSC 273; unled)
  • Applications by executors and trustees for judicial advice (eg Re Condo; Marinucci v Condo [2020] VSC 613; unled)
  • Constructions of wills
  • ­Cy-près and administrative schemes
  • Informal wills
  • Passing over and removal of executors
  • Applications under the Trustee Act 1958 and the Administration and Probate Act 1958 (eg Re DeBruin [2019] VSC 813; unled)
  • Part IV applications (eg Riboskic v Stanojevic [2019] VCC 1764; application by former domestic partner; unled; Stanojevic v Riboskic [2020] VSCA 230; appeal; led by Michael Rush QC)

Prior to coming to the Bar, Paul worked at Linklaters LLP, London, in competition law, and Hausfeld & Co LLP, London, in commercial litigation.

Prior to that, Paul was Associate to Justice McMillan in the Supreme Court of Victoria, then Associate to the Reserve Judges in the Court of Appeal in the Supreme Court of Victoria (including Justices Ashley, Bongiorno AO and Coghlan).

Paul graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts (with a major in Classics) and a Bachelor of Laws, receiving the top marks in Restitution and Corporations Law. Paul also holds a Master’s in Ancient Philosophy from the University of Oxford.

Paul has tutored at Ormond College in Trusts, Contracts, Remedies, and Dispute Resolution.

Paul read with Michael Rush QC. His Senior Mentor is Justice Wheelahan.

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Chambers: Room 1501
Owen Dixon Chambers West
525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Civil Appeals
Criminal Appeals
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Corporate Insolvency
Commercial Law
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Class Actions
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Property & Probate
Common Law
Intentional Torts
Judicial Review
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Consumer Protections
Trade Practices
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Directors' Liabilities
Partnership Disputes
Criminal Law
Equity & Trusts
Family Provision
Powers of Attorney
Real Property
Wills & Probate
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Royal Commissions
Property & Probate
Joint Ventures
Mortgage Law
Testator's Family Maintenance
Wills & Estates


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
11 Nov 2014
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
10 May 2018


BA, LLB (Hons) (Melb), MSt (Oxon)

Committee Memberships

Essoign Club - Board of Directors