Paul Welling Principal Solicitor

Paul Welling joins KHQ as the leader of our litigation team. He spent over a decade at a top tier national law firm and is a highly experienced litigator specialising in all areas of complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He has particular expertise in contractual disputes, actions in tort, equity, injunctive relief and white collar crime.

Paul has acted for clients in all levels of courts and tribunals, including the High Court, Federal Court, State Supreme Courts and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. He has experience in all facets of commercial litigation including devising matter strategies, briefing and instructing counsel, appearing before courts and tribunals, drafting witness statements and negotiating with opposing parties.

Paul has extensive experience in matters involving regulatory bodies, having acted in proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.

Paul is committed to utilising mediation and other alternative dispute resolution strategies as part of, or as an alternative to, litigation. He is experienced in preparing material for mediation, representing clients at mediation and advising clients regarding negotiation and settlement strategies.

Paul has also developed and delivered a range of seminars on areas including misuse of market power, the rules of evidence, and asset freezing orders.

Latest News & Insights

AFS licence holder cops penalty for breach of the best interests duty

Posted By on 3/11/17 at 9:26 AM

By Josephine Mammone (Trainee Lawyer), Kate Davey (Senior Associate) and Paul Welling (Principal Solicitor) On 27 October 2017, the Federal Court imposed a significant penalty, totaling $1 million, against financial services firm NSG Services Pty Ltd (NSG) in what ASIC has described as ‘the first civil penalty imposed on a financial services licensee for breaches … Read more

Federal Court rules on unfair contract terms

Posted By on 1/11/17 at 11:45 AM

By Chrystie Siapkas (Lawyer) and Paul Welling (Principal Solicitor) A recent Federal Court decision regarding the unfair contract terms regime provides valuable guidance for businesses regarding the types of terms which may be declared void.   Background   In November 2016, the existing unfair contract term protections for individual consumers were extended to cover standard … Read more

Statutory Demands – the pros and cons

Posted By on 4/05/17 at 9:44 AM

By Kate Davey (Lawyer) and Paul Welling (Principal Solicitor) As we noted in our earlier blog post titled “You’re owed money…what next?”, in certain circumstances, a Statutory Demand may be an appropriate method for recovering a debt from a company. The purpose of this post is to detail the process for issuing a Statutory Demand … Read more

Discovery 101

Posted By on 10/06/16 at 4:34 PM

By Kate Davey (Lawyer) and Paul Welling (Principal Solicitor) Discovery…it’s a necessary step in any litigation and the one that causes clients the most frustration. Outlined below are the basics you need to know. What is discovery? Discovery is the process by which parties to litigation provide one another with all documents in their possession … Read more

You’re owed money…what next??

Posted By on 17/05/16 at 9:20 AM

By Kate Davey (Lawyer) and Paul Welling (Principal Solicitor) So you’ve tried the usual methods – sending outstanding invoices with “REMINDER: your account is overdue” stickers on them and making follow-up telephone calls – what’s next? Letter of demand This document, usually sent on a lawyer’s letterhead, states how much is owed and on what … Read more