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Paul is a litigator specialising in complex large scale commercial and corporate litigation and class actions. He acts for major corporates and board directors.
Paul is currently defending a class action filed against RCR and its former CEOs following its collapse in 2018. He is also acting for Jones Asirifi-Otchere in class action proceedings filed against Swann Insurance (Aust) Pty Ltd and Insurance Australia Limited relating to its sale of add on insurance.
Paul also has specialist experience representing high profile board directors and senior executives in a range of regulatory investigations and prosecutions by ASIC, AFP and CDPP, and in related liquidators claims and civil proceedings, including class actions. Paul has acted for directors and executives of Allco Funds Management Ltd, ABC Childcare, Leightons Holdings Ltd, Hastie Group Limited, Mariner Corporation Limited and Arrium Limited.
Paul also has a specialist focus in dealing with funded litigation.
Paul is regularly listed as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution in Australia across all major legal guides (Asia Pacific Legal 500; Chambers and Best Lawyers Australia). Asia Pacific Legal 500 surveys have said of him “savvy, strategic and has client skills of the highest calibre”. He has been recognised by asialaw as a Distinguished Practitioner in Dispute Resolution.
Clients in Chambers Asia Pacific Guide have said Paul Reidy is a "terrific practitioner" whom peers "rate very highly," particularly where sensitive directors' and officers' duties or regulatory matters are concerned.
Paul is one of the few litigators in Australia to be admitted into the Asia Pacific Hall of Fame by the Asia Pacific Legal 500. His admission marking Paul’s extraordinary achievement in being listed by Asia Pacific Legal 500 as one of Australia’s leading DR practitioners for 10 consecutive years.
Engaged by the former Acting Treasurer of Arrium Australia Limited (Administrators Appointed) in respect of ongoing public examinations by the administrators into the collapse of the Arrium Group, and any related actions.
Defending Federal Court Class Action proceedings against Swann Insurance (Aust) Pty Ltd and Insurance Australia Limited relating to the sale of add-on insurance.
Acting for Australia Pacific LNG Pty Limited in defence of a claim commenced by C3 IoT, Inc and C3 IoT International, Inc in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and in a cross-claim relating to misrepresentations allegedly made by the Plaintiffs as to the proficiency of the platform to ingest data, and related matters.
Acting for the Former Director/Interim CEO in relation to the $200M plus collapse of RCR Tomlinson in 2018 and various claims/enquiries including class actions and ASIC investigations and liquidator investigations.
Acting as co-counsel for the plaintiff and group members in the Supreme Court of Queensland class action proceedings.
Acting for VMS in patent infringement proceedings against SARB Management Group Pty Ltd and the City of Melbourne relating to VMS’ Parking Overstay Detection System.
Acting in the defence of class action proceedings announced by Shine Lawyers against the ASX listed telco service provider concerning workers’ status as independent contractors rather than employees.
"A class act, smart, personable, unbelievably hardworking"
Ranked as a leading individual in dispute resolution: litigation
Recognised as a distinguished practitioner in dispute resolution
'Paul Reidy is a good leader, a highly experienced and good strategic thinker, and is easy to work with'
Ranked as a leading individual in dispute resolution: class actions
Inducted into The Legal 500 hall of fame for dispute resolution
Recognised as a distinguished practitioner in Australia for dispute resolution
Recognised as a leading lawyer in commercial litigation and dispute resolution
Listed as a leading lawyer in litigation
Listed as a leading lawyer in class action litigation
Listed as a leading lawyer in alternative dispute resolution
Ranked as a leading dispute resolution lawyer
Recognised as a leading lawyer in the category of dispute resolution
Paul Reidy is a "good, hard negotiator"
Paul Reidy is "very well regarded in the commercial litigation space", and sources characterise him as "strategically strong and clever" and "extremely responsive"
Paul Reidy earns high praise for his litigation skills from clients in the media and property sectors
Paul Reidy is considered a "very solid and talented lawyer." He "thinks in advance and has excellent instincts," a quality which clients particularly appreciate
Paul Reidy "always thinks ahead of the client, anticipating what they will require next"
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Our 2019 Half Year Dispute Resolution update details our significant case developments and wins, including our listing as a Band 1 Practice for Dispute Resolution in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 for...
The latest insights into our case developments, matters in the spotlight, and broader news in the dispute resolution space.