Paul attended at the University of Auckland and was admitted to the Bar in 1979. Soon after being admitted, Paul joined Inder Lynch and became a Partner in 1983.
Paul is the Managing Partner of our firm. He specialises in Family Law, Relationship Property, Trust Law, Estate Administration and Estate Litigation. He is also a senior Lawyer for Child, a trained mediator, negotiator and Notary Public.
Paul has been actively involved with the Family Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society, having been on the Section Executive for seven years and serving as the Chairperson of the Section for three of those years. During his time as Chairperson, Paul was also a member of the Council of the New Zealand Law Society.
In 2011 Paul was appointed by the Governor General, on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, as a member of the Legal Aid Tribunal created under the Legal Aid Act 2011. This part-time judicial position was for a term of three years and Paul concluded this role in 2015.
Paul has a long-standing association with the Wattle Downs community and is Honorary Solicitor to the Manurewa RSA. He is also the legal advisor to Manurewa High School.
In August 2004, Paul was appointed a life member of Manurewa Citizens Advice Bureau, having participated continuously since 1980. He has regularly conducted Saturday morning clinics for them for more than 35 years.