Paul Menzies QC
University of SydneyBA 1965 LLB (1968)
Paul has over 45 years experience as a Barrister, having first been called to the Bar in 1973. Prior to this, he practised as a Solicitor for 5 years in Sydney and London. He has always had a diverse practice, appearing as an advocate at both trial and appellate level, including the High Court, in administrative, commercial, criminal, professional negligence, common, insurance and commercial law.
Paul took Silk in 1988 and has been acting as an accredited mediator since 1995.
Paul accepts instructions as mediator, arbitrator, and advocate in mediations and domestic and international arbitrations, in Australia and internationally. He has been a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) since 2009.
He is a practitioner in the international commercial courts of both Singapore and Dubai. He is a member of Blackburn Chambers in the ACT, 8th Floor Wentworth in Sydney, Southern Highlands Chambers in Exeter, NSW. He is a member of Dever’s List in Melbourne, maintains Chambers in Singapore and is a member of the Western Australian and Queensland Bars.
He appears in administrative and quasi-judicial tribunals including Fair Work Australia, the Industrial Relations Commission administrative decisions tribunals, and professional disciplinary bodies. Paul has also appeared for interested parties and as Counsel Assisting in a broad range of inquiries, including ICAC, Coronial Inquests and Royal Commissions.