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Paul Michalik
LLB (Hons), BA, BCL

Paul Michalik practices in civil and commercial litigation. His principal focus is on Insurance and Property law. He also has significant experience in commercial disputes, shareholder disputes and insolvency matters.

Paul accepts instructions in all areas of civil and regulatory practice. He advises in non-contentious business, including complex drafting and review of contractual and insurance arrangements.

Paul completed his LLB with First Class Honours at Victoria University at the end of 1992. He went to work for a national Law Firm, where he became a partner in 2002. Paul moved to the independent bar in 2011.

In September 1996 Paul went to study at Oxford University. He completed the BCL (Bachelor of Civil Law - Oxford’s version of a Master of Laws degree) in 1997. He was then appointed a lecturer and member of the Law Faculty of Oxford University. He taught at Oxford for a year before returning home in early 1999 to work at his old firm. In 2001 Paul developed a course in Insurance Law for the Victoria University Law Faculty. He teaches LAWS 358 Insurance Law as an adjunct lecturer to the Victoria University Faculty of Law.

Paul has been a member of the national committee of the New Zealand Insurance Law Association. He has published on Insurance Law and has addressed the National Conference of the Association on developments in Insurance Law.

Paul is the convenor of the Wellington Branch Courts and Tribunals and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the New Zealand Law Society. He has experience as counsel in mediation and as a mediator. He has published on Civil Procedure and on the design of alternative dispute resolution structures. He writes the chapters on privilege and confidentiality and on estoppel for Cross on Evidence New Zealand Edition.

Level 3 Legal House
101 Lambton Quay
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Ph: +64 4 499 9298
Fax: +64 4 499 4620
Mobile: 029 233 2003