Paul Manion - Director

Paul became a Partner of the firm in April 2006 and was appointed a Director of the Company on 1 October 2012. Prior to that time, Paul was a Senior Litigation Partner at a previous firm in Newcastle from 1980 to 2006. Prior to coming to Newcastle, Paul spent 4 years as a Solicitor after leaving University with a Sydney law firm.

Paul specialises in Insurance Claims, Estate Litigation, Medical Matters, Superannuation Disputes and Employment Law.

Paul is acting in NSW Supreme and District Court Medical industry matters where damages claimed involve millions of dollars. Paul also acts in liability and negligence claims involving substantial damages claimed.

Much of Paul’s work includes defending Cross-Claims brought by Amaca against steel industry clients, however, Paul has also been successful in acting for corporate clients who seek to secure indemnity from long forgotten insurers. Paul acted for one such corporation in the Court of Appeal decision of Commonwealth Steel Company Ltd v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds [2010] NSWCA 31 and was successful in establishing entitlement to indemnity. Paul has acted in dust disease litigation in NSW for over 30 years, as well as in cases in Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania.

Areas of Expertise
. Estate Planning & Litigation
· Statutory Litigation
· Employment Law
· Negligence
· Superannuation Disputes
· Medical Law
· Insurance Claims

Memberships & Admissions
· NSW Law Society – Member
· Admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW, 1977
· Admitted to the High Court of Australia, 1979

· Bachelor of Jurisprudence, UNSW, 1976
· Bachelor of Law, UNSW, 1976

· Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury, 1993

Recent Awards

• Leading Dust Diseases Lawyers - NSW - Doyles Guide 2017

Sydney: 02 8297 5900 Newcastle: 02 4929 9333  

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