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Paul is an experienced government lawyer who has expertise in the development and interpretation of legislation, administrative law, the exercise of regulatory powers, data sharing, privacy and governance.

Paul also has expertise in government procurement, probity and the drafting, negotiation and ongoing management of technology contracts. 

Prior to joining Holding Redlich, Paul’s most recent roles included Assistant Secretary, Office of the National Data Commissioner and Chief Counsel at the Department of Social Services. He has also gained experience in senior executive governance, regulatory and policy roles within Australian Government departments and agencies.


Paul’s experience includes:

  • advising on the development of a broad range of complex legislation, including the Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020
  • drafting instruments and supporting documents
  • advising Australian Government departments and agencies on legislation, including financial framework issues, the exercise of regulatory powers, privacy, secrecy provisions and the sharing of data
  • managing applications for merits review and judicial review of administrative decisions
  • acting as the legal adviser or the probity adviser for complex government procurements
  • drafting, negotiating and advising on the management of technology contracts for Australian Government departments and agencies and technology companies
  • advising Australian Government departments and agencies on contractual disputes.


ACT Law Society
Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia
Australian Institute of Administrative Law