Mr Paul T Duggan

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Paul Duggan appears mainly in the Supreme Court, the County Court and VCAT (particularly its Building & Property List and Civil Claims List) but is also available for work in the federal and interstate jurisdictions.

He has a wide commercial practice and particular experience in disputes involving: -

  • retail leases;
  • commercial leases; 
  • partnerships;
  • franchises (acting both for franchisors and franchisees);
  • farming enterprises (such as supply and share farming disputes);
  • building - including commercial, domestic and Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act issues;
  • insurance;
  • corporate and personal insolvency;
  • management and agency agreements;
  • partition and sale of land;
  • undue influence; and
  • wills, estates and testator family maintenance claims.

Paul's blog can be found at http://pauldugganbarrister.com/ 

Paul has broad experience as a nationally accredited mediator.

On several occasions between 2012 and 2016 Paul acted as an independent assessor in the Horsham and Coleraine bushfire class actions.  This meant that he was jointly appointed by opposing parties to adjudicate and deliver written decisions on the application of class-wide settlement agreements to individual claims.

Before coming to the Bar Paul had two careers:-

  • A total of 4 years as a solicitor at Dunhill Madden Butler and then Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks; and
  • 6 years as a journalist with publications including 'The Herald' and 'The Age'.

Paul's interests outside the law include skiing, farming, bushwalking and learning German from his four kids.

 

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Formal Details 0

  • Admitted to Practice
    23 April 1992
  • First Signing Bar Roll
    23 May 1996
  • Qualifications
    BA; LLB

Areas of Speciality

  • Banking & Finance
  • Building & Construction
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Insolvency Law
  • Insurance & Professional Negligence
  • Property & Probate

Areas of Mediation

  • Banking & Finance
  • Building & Construction
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Insolvency Law
  • Insurance & Professional Negligence
  • Property & Probate