Paul D. Evans joined the firm in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Paul was the State Solicitor for Western Australia for 5 years. Prior to this role, Paul was a senior partner in the Perth office of Herbert Smith Freehills. Paul is one of the leading disputes lawyers in WA. Paul has been advising clients in large commercial disputes for over 30 years (24 of them as a litigation partner of Freehills). He specialises in corporations law, competition and economic law, and complex disputes. He is also an Adjunct Professor with Murdoch School of Law.
In his role as the State Solicitor, Paul has been responsible for the Bell Litigation. The Bell Litigation is one of Australia’s most complex and longest running disputes. The main proceedings ran for nearly 20 years and were settled not long ago. The parties are now back in a series of disputes over the distribution of the $1.8 billion settlement.
The focus of his practice lies in supporting the achievement of commercial and political objectives by employing the gamut of dispute resolution tools. He has particular interests in the areas of corporations law, competition and economic law and complex disputes.