Paul is the National and Queensland Chairman of Gadens and is considered one of Australia’s leading experts in property law, commercial negotiation and facilitation. Paul is the Chair of Brisbane Festival, former Chair of Brisbane Institute, a Councillor of The Queensland Futures Council and a member of the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. He was also the Attorney General’s representative on the Queensland Law Society Council between 2014 and 2015.
Paul’s practice has focused on transport infrastructure, innovative land use and project development. He also advises on all aspects of building and construction for large-scale mixed-use developments and large commercial transactions. Paul has extensive experience in finding solutions for the integration and connectivity of residential, commercial and mixed-use developments.
He is highly experienced in preparing innovative structures for joint ventures both with public bodies and in the private sector, including the provision of urban renewal projects. He also have considerable expertise in all areas of rail transport infrastructure, including transit-oriented developments. Additionally, Paul advises offshore, national and local developers of residential and mixed-use precincts, retail shopping centres and luxury resorts, and leads negotiations between stakeholders and key players on multi-party transactions.
Paul has experience in dispute resolution processes and procedures and is often called upon by clients (especially senior business leaders) to negotiate commercial outcomes rather than turning to full-scale litigation. Paul always adopts a collaborative team based approach with projects, often drawing together other specialists within the firm as a project leader to obtain the best outcomes for clients.
Paul has been voted by peers as a “Best Lawyer” in the categories of Project Finance and Development Practice and Real Property Law. Doyle’s Guide recognises Paul as “Recommended” lawyer in their list of “Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyers – Queensland”.