Paul Gerard Bolster
University of New South WalesBachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Jurisprudence (1984-89 )
University of SydneyMaster of Laws (1991-94 )
Employed solicitor – Verekers Solicitors (now Pikes & Verekers), Sydney.
Adviser – Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs
Adviser – Attorney-General; Hon D Williams AM QC.
6th Floor Selborne/Wentworth Chambers
Member of 8th Floor, Wentworth Chambers
Member of Professional Conduct Committee #3 of the Bar Association
Counsel Assisting – Auburn Public Inquiry – An inquiry established under the Local Government Act under Commissioner Richard Beasley SC to inter alia investigate and report on the operations of the former Auburn Council
Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Paul is a senior junior with 19 years’ experience at the Sydney Bar across a broad range of practice areas.
He has previously been a ministerial policy advisor to the Commonwealth Attorney General (the Hon DR Williams QC MP) and in February 2021 concluded his appointment as one of the counsel assisting the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
In December 2021 he concluded an appointment as counsel assisting the Public Inquiry into the Norfolk Island Regional Council.
His diverse practice includes broad experience in commercial law, corporations law, equity, insolvency and administrative law as well as criminal law (for which he is on the Commonwealth DPP Panel) and wills and estate matters (for which he appears regularly in the Family Provision List).
Paul has been counsel assisting the Local Government Inquiry into Auburn Council and appears regularly in the Supreme Court of NSW as well as the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Courts. He has also appeared in Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.