Paul Welling leads our litigation team. Paul spent over a decade at a top tier national law firm and is a highly experienced litigator specialising in all areas of complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He has particular expertise in contractual disputes, actions in tort, equity, injunctive relief and white collar crime.
Paul has acted for clients in all levels of courts and tribunals, including the High Court, Federal Court, State Supreme Courts and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. He has experience in all facets of commercial litigation including devising matter strategies, briefing and instructing counsel, appearing before courts and tribunals, drafting witness statements and negotiating with opposing parties.
Paul has extensive experience in matters involving regulatory bodies, having acted in proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.
Paul is committed to utilising mediation and other alternative dispute resolution strategies as part of, or as an alternative to, litigation. He is experienced in preparing material for mediation, representing clients at mediation and advising clients regarding negotiation and settlement strategies.
Paul has also developed and delivered a range of seminars on areas including misuse of market power, the rules of evidence, and asset freezing orders.