Paul is a senior construction lawyer with over 38 years experience in the construction industry including over 17 years experience in construction law and commercial litigation. Front and back end construction law, including contract negotiation and drafting, dispute resolution including adjudication, mediation, arbitration, expert determination and litigation in State and Federal Courts and Tribunals.
Highly regarded adjudicator with  years as an active adjudicator under security of payment legislation in QLD, NSW, SA and the ACT. Accredited Grade 2 Adjudicator in Queensland under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017. In excess of 400 adjudication decisions completed.
Proven track record of providing practical and cost effective advice to clients on a full spectrum of legal issues relating to construction in the commercial, civil, mining and domestic sectors. Complemented by over 20 years of hands-on construction experience before coming to the law, including as trade apprentice, carpenter, subcontractor, supervisor, construction manager, estimator, project manager, designer, builder, supplier and consultant.
Provides legal representation and services to developers, builders, subcontractors, professional service providers and suppliers on complex construction law and security of payment matters, assistance and training on contract administration and security of payment legislation. Speaks to industry groups and organisations on adapting to developments and challenges in the construction industry from a practical legal perspective.
Achievement of successful outcomes and alignment of client desired results and commercial strategies through establishing effective contract systems and documentation and effective dispute resolution through litigation, mediation, arbitration, expert determination or adjudication under security of payment legislation.
High impact negotiator with ability to approach every issue in a strategic and pragmatic manner to achieve optimum results for clients and their commercial goals.