General Background

Paul has been a Litigation partner at Glaister Ennor, Auckland, since June 1993 (senior litigation partner since 1999), acting in a wide range of legal subject-matter typically arising in an established urban law firm with a large client base in property and commercial work, estates and trusts, and with an independent litigation practice.

Paul is also an experienced arbitrator in commercial disputes.

Professional Activities

  • Glaister Ennor Trust Account Supervisor since the advent of the Financial Assurance Scheme (1988 to present)
  • Volunteer in a range of capacities within the legal profession; cost reviser since 1998, member of ADLS Panel of Friends since 1995, member of ADLS Benevolent Fund/Members' Special Fund Committee since 1999
  • Member of Auckland District Law Society disciplinary prosecution panel (more recently New Zealand Law Society) since mid-1990s. Prosecuted numerous legal disciplinary cases for District Law Societies, now prosecuting for Lawyers Standards Committees, or advising Standards Committees, throughout the country
  • Member of Faculty, NZLS Litigation Skills Course
  • Chairman of Lawyers National Standards Committee since 1 August 2008
  • Adviser to Law Societies since mid-1990s on wide range of matters relating to the regulation and governance of legal profession in New Zealand including; complaints and discipline, admissions and practising certificates, Fidelity Fund, and related matters.

Case History

Paul has appeared in numerous cases in a wide range of tribunals and courts. Reported cases in specialist area, concerning professional responsibility and regulation of the legal profession:

  • M Singh v Auckland District Law Society [2000] 2 NZLR 604 (HC)
  • U Singh v Auckland District Law Society [2002] 3 NZLR 392, McDonald v FAI & Anor (2002) 16 PRNZ 298 (HC)
  • McFadden v Nelson District Law Society & Ors [2003] 3 NZLR 34 (HC) & [2004] 2 NZLR 411 (CA)
  • Waikato Bay of Plenty District Law Society v Harris[2006] 3 NZLR 755 (CA)
  • Chamberlains v Lai [2007] 2 NZLR (SC)
  • Leary v New Zealand Law Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal [2008] NZAR 57 (HC)
  • Shahadat & Austin v. Westland District Law Society [2009] NZAR 661 (HC).

His experience covers many cases, some reported, in a wide range of other subject-matter areas.

Publications and Seminars

  • Consulting editor for Laws of New Zealand, Lawyers and Conveyancers (Reissue 1), 2008
  • Author of hand book for Lawyers Standards Committees; Practice Notes Concerning the Functions and Operations of Lawyers Standards Committees (2008).

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Qualifications

LLB (Hons) (Auck) 1988

LLM (University of Michigan) 1990

Barrister Sole: 2012

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Qualifications

LLB (Hons) (Auck) 1988

LLM (University of Michigan) 1990

Barrister Sole: 2012

General Background

Paul has been a Litigation partner at Glaister Ennor, Auckland, since June 1993 (senior litigation partner since 1999), acting in a wide range of legal subject-matter typically arising in an established urban law firm with a large client base in property and commercial work, estates and trusts, and with an independent litigation practice.

Paul is also an experienced arbitrator in commercial disputes.

Professional Activities

  • Glaister Ennor Trust Account Supervisor since the advent of the Financial Assurance Scheme (1988 to present)
  • Volunteer in a range of capacities within the legal profession; cost reviser since 1998, member of ADLS Panel of Friends since 1995, member of ADLS Benevolent Fund/Members' Special Fund Committee since 1999
  • Member of Auckland District Law Society disciplinary prosecution panel (more recently New Zealand Law Society) since mid-1990s. Prosecuted numerous legal disciplinary cases for District Law Societies, now prosecuting for Lawyers Standards Committees, or advising Standards Committees, throughout the country
  • Member of Faculty, NZLS Litigation Skills Course
  • Chairman of Lawyers National Standards Committee since 1 August 2008
  • Adviser to Law Societies since mid-1990s on wide range of matters relating to the regulation and governance of legal profession in New Zealand including; complaints and discipline, admissions and practising certificates, Fidelity Fund, and related matters.

Case History

Paul has appeared in numerous cases in a wide range of tribunals and courts. Reported cases in specialist area, concerning professional responsibility and regulation of the legal profession:

  • M Singh v Auckland District Law Society [2000] 2 NZLR 604 (HC)
  • U Singh v Auckland District Law Society [2002] 3 NZLR 392, McDonald v FAI & Anor (2002) 16 PRNZ 298 (HC)
  • McFadden v Nelson District Law Society & Ors [2003] 3 NZLR 34 (HC) & [2004] 2 NZLR 411 (CA)
  • Waikato Bay of Plenty District Law Society v Harris[2006] 3 NZLR 755 (CA)
  • Chamberlains v Lai [2007] 2 NZLR (SC)
  • Leary v New Zealand Law Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal [2008] NZAR 57 (HC)
  • Shahadat & Austin v. Westland District Law Society [2009] NZAR 661 (HC).

His experience covers many cases, some reported, in a wide range of other subject-matter areas.

Publications and Seminars

  • Consulting editor for Laws of New Zealand, Lawyers and Conveyancers (Reissue 1), 2008
  • Author of hand book for Lawyers Standards Committees; Practice Notes Concerning the Functions and Operations of Lawyers Standards Committees (2008).