Paul Mendelow joined the Independent Bar in 1994 and has practised from Francis Burt Chambers since that date. His primary areas of practice include Consumer Law, Corporations Law, tort, construction disputes, contractual disputes, insurance law, estates litigation, trusts and defending Occupational Safety prosecutions (involving death or serious injury). He regularly appears in the Superior Courts (at both trial and appellate level) in matters involving large, complex litigation. Successful High Court appearances include Henville v Walker (2001) 206 CLR 459 and Electricity Networks Corporation t/as Western Power v Herridge Parties & Ors  HCA 37 (delivered 7 December 2022).
Publications include the following articles published in the Australian Law Journal – “Expert Evidence: Legal Professional Privilege and Experts’ Reports” (2001) 75(4) ALJ 258; and “Trade Practices Act: Recent Developments in Assessment of Damages” (2003) 77(8) ALJ 534.
In the 2022 edition of Doyles Guide, Paul is recognised for his expertise in Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution matters.
Paul was recently re-elected to the Bar Council of the Western Australian Bar Association, and for a number of years was the Convenor of the Western Australian Bar Readers’ Course.