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Paul Cutler

Admission date as a Barrister: 6 October 2006
Admission as a solicitor: July 1996

Litigation practice

While I have a diverse practice and accept instructions in many jurisdictions, I am a commercial litigation and equity lawyer with particular expertise in bankruptcy and corporate insolvency. I also maintain my registration as a migration agent (0101077) and can assist with migration law matters including advice about visas and merits review applications (in the AAT). I also accept instructions in administrative law matters and have conducted judicial review applications in the federal courts.

My other practice areas include family law, family provision and crime.

Please refer to my personal websites for more details about my practice and experience at the bar and as a migration agent.

Dispute resolution practice

I am an arbitrator accredited by the NSW Bar Association and graded by the Resolution Institue. I am also a graduate of the Master of Dispute Resolution at UNSW.

I am a NMAS accredited mediator and I have experience both as mediator and have also represented parties at mediations.  In acting as a mediator I bring my life experience (including my career before law) and my knowledge of the principles of dispute resolution to that role. I am will accept instructions to act as mediator, arbitrator or facilitator.


1983 BSc (Hons) (Chemistry) University of Queensland
1988 MSc (Hons) (School of Earth Sciences) (Macquarie University). Thesis entited “The kinetics of heavy metal adsorption onto a natural stream sediment”
1995 Dip Law (LPAB)

Registered as a Migration Agent (0101077)

Member of the Migration Institute of Australia

2002 Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Practice (University of Southern Qld)
2004 Master of Laws (University of Sydney)
2018 Master of Dispute Resolution (UNSW)
2019 NMAS mediator accreditation

Between 1983-1996 I worked as an industrial chemist in research, in chemical manufacturing and in the food industry.