Criminal Law Specialist

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About Paul

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QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA Auckland University (1977)
  • LLB Auckland University (1977)
  • Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor (1978)
  • Commenced practised as a Barrister Sole (1988)
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel (2013)

CAREER HISTORY

Paul began his career as a commercial and criminal lawyer with the Wellington and Lower Hutt law firm of Rainey Collins Armour & Boock.  He then shifted to the Auckland Crown Solicitors office where he was a senior Crown Prosecutor specialising in jury trials and appeals.

In 1988, he commenced as a barrister sole and has specialised in criminal and regulatory law.  In 2003, he was appointed Public Defender of Pitcairn Islands.  Paul took Silk in 2013.

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