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Paul Somers


Bachelor of Arts/Law

  • Water
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Government
  • Waste & Resource Recovery
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation
  • Waste Management

Paul practices in commercial litigation and has significant experience representing clients in building and construction disputes, breach of contract disputes, and property and insolvency claims. Paul provides practical and strategic advice to local councils, water authorities, and corporate and private clients, about litigation and alternative dispute resolution in all jurisdictions.

He acts for local councils in relation to contractual advice and disputes, with a focus on construction and infrastructure projects, waste and recycling issues, insolvency claims, Security of Payment Act claims, privacy, freedom of information, and a range of other local council litigation.


  • Providing strategic advice on avoiding and resolving disputes
  • Protecting client reputation throughout the dispute process
  • Negotiating with stakeholders at all levels to resolve claims
  • Managing litigation through all stages of Court and Tribunal processes and mediation
  • Expertise in all aspects of building, construction and infrastructure disputes, and Security of Payment Act claims
  • Advising on contract disputes including breach of contract, damages claims, and enforcement of rights
  • Providing advice on insolvency issues and other Corporations Act matters
  • Advising owners corporations and aged care and retirement businesses involved in resident and contractual disputes
  • Advising clients involved in property and leasing disputes
  • Acting for international clients and coordinating local litigation and simultaneous injunction applications in multiple overseas jurisdictions


  • Member, Building Dispute Practitioners Society

  • Member, Society of Construction Law Australia