Dr Paul Vout advises and appears in all areas of equity and commercial law. His areas of specialty are statutory construction, contract law and unconscionable conduct, including unconscionable dealings and trusts. Paul is co-editor of the Commonwealth Law Reports. He holds a doctorate (SJD) from the University of Sydney for his thesis on international project finance law. Before joining the Bar, Paul was the first Chief Representative in China of Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) and a Senior Associate in that firm’s Banking and Finance Group. Before joining that firm, Paul was an Associate to the Hon. Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG, then President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal.
Paul has appeared in the High Court of Australia, the Victorian Court of Appeal and most other Federal and State superior courts. He has also appeared in the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Victorian Commercial Bar Association
University House, University of Melbourne
Senior Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne 2002-2007
Co-editor, Commonwealth Law Reports 2016 - present;
Reporter, Commonwealth Law Reports 2002 - present;
Co-author, Appeals and Appellate Courts of Australia and New Zealand (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2014);
Co-author, Laws of Australia: Contracts - Breach;
Editor and co-author, Laws of Australia: Unconscionable Conduct (Lawbook 1st edn 2006; 2nd edn 2009; 3rd edn 2017);
Editor and co-author, Laws of Australia: Torts (Lawbook, 2nd edn 2007; 3rd edn 2016);
Editor and co-author, Laws of Australia Vol. 33 - Torts;
Editor and co-author, Laws of Australia Vol. 35 - Unfair Dealings;