Paul Gerard Bolster

  • Admitted to the New South Wales Bar: 2000
  • Solicitor: 1990
  • Contact

    T: (02) 9221 4985


  • Admitted to the New South Wales Bar: 2000
  • Solicitor: 1990
  • University of New South Wales

    Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Jurisprudence (1984-89 )
  • University of Sydney

    Master of Laws (1991-94 )
  • September 1990 to March 1996

    Employed solicitor – Verekers Solicitors (now Pikes & Verekers), Sydney.

  • May 1996 to October 1997

    Adviser – Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs

  • October 1997 to August 2000

    Adviser – Attorney-General; Hon D Williams AM QC.

  • August 2000 – January 2003

    6th Floor Selborne/Wentworth Chambers

  • January 2003 – Present

    Member of 8th Floor, Wentworth Chambers

  • 2000 – 2006

    Member of Professional Conduct Committee #3 of the Bar Association

  • March 2016 to February 2017

    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

  • January 2019 and ongoing

    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.

    Paul Gerard Bolster