Paul Cutler - Barrister

I am a barrister in full time practice at the NSW Bar. I am a member of Edmund Barton Chambers which is conveniently located in the MLC Centre in Sydney’s Martin Place.

 I accept instructions in all jurisdictions (except for serious crime and personal injury). I consider myself a “commercial equity” lawyer. I do some family law property matters and my specialty is corporate insolvency and bankruptcy.

I also have expertise in administrative law generally (and migration law in particular) and will advise or appear in merits review and judicial review cases. I am a registered  migration  agent (MARN 0101077).

I blog regularly about migration law and policy and also maintain a barrister’s blog which looks at the lighter side of law. Links to the blogs appear in the top menu.

You are also welcome to link with me on Linkedin or to follow me on Twitter.


Some recent decisions from the courts....

RSS High Court

  • HFM045 v The Republic of Nauru [2017] HCA 50 (15 November 2017) (Bell, Keane and Nettle JJ) November 14, 2017
    Catchwords: Migration – Refugees – Appeal from Supreme Court of Nauru – Procedural fairness – Where Refugee Status Review Tribunal must act according to principles of natural justice – Where Refugee Status Review Tribunal did not provide appellant with notice of adverse country information relevant to Tribunal's determination on which it ultimately relied – Whether […]

RSS NSW Court of Appeal

RSS Full Federal Court

  • LFDB v SM [2017] FCAFC 178 (15 November 2017) (Besanko, Jagot and Lee JJ) November 15, 2017
    Catchwords: PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW – appeal from the dismissal by the primary judge of an application under s 72(1) of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 (Cth) to set aside the registration of a judgment of the High Court of New Zealand in relation to proceedings under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (NZ) – whether enforcement […]