As a committed, goal oriented and motivated professional, I display high technical competency along with an aptitude for being proactive, hard working and results oriented combined with highly effective negotiation and advocacy skills. All matters are prepared with thoroughness and keen attention to detail.
My strong communication and interpersonal skills enable me to provide quality service through development of client relationships that promotes meaningful discussions resulting in my gaining a sound understanding of clients’ needs in order to articulate a client’s position and therefore achieve client objectives.
My sense of fairness, propriety, loyalty, honour and respect for my clients is well regarded due to my ability to conduct myself in a professional and ethical manner in my daily representation and practice of the law.
Experience / Qualifications
Bachelor of Architecture from Melbourne University, Bachelor and Master of Arts from Monash University, LLB from Murdoch University and Master of Laws from Melbourne University.
Director of Paul Wellington Architects since 1980 with commissions for residential and commercial work in Melbourne and Perth including new housing and renovations, industrial buildings, retail outlets and offices. Royal Australian Institute of Architects Architecture Award 2011. Formed Paul Wellington architect solicitor arbitrator in 2007.
Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and a graded arbitrator and mediator with the Resolution Institute (formerly the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia); registered adjudicator under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 WA, mediator under Australian National Mediator Accreditation Standards and sessional member of the State Administrative Tribunal.
A registered architect in WA and a certified legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of WA (solicitor) since 2008.
State Ministerial appointment on the Building Regulations Advisory Committee, the Municipal Building Surveyors Qualification Committee, the Architects Board of WA and the Steering Committee for the proposed Building Act WA.
Past lecturer and tutor in design School of Architecture Melbourne University, sessional lecturer in construction law and dispute resolution at Curtin University of Technology, University of Notre Dame Fremantle and School of Law Murdoch University.