Andrew Paull is an experienced class actions lawyer, with expertise in both common law personal injury claims and complex commercial litigation.
Andrew currently leads the Slater and Gordon team acting for shareholders in a class action brought against failed education provider, Vocation Limited, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He also leads the team investigating potential litigation arising from alleged misselling of consumer credit card insurance by Australian banks.
In his time at the firm, Andrew has worked on a number of landmark cases, which have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients and group members, including:
- The Manus Island class action, which settled in 2017 for $70m plus costs, representing Australia’s largest ever human rights settlement;
- The Centro shareholder class action, being the largest shareholder class action settlement in Australian history. Slater and Gordon represented 5,000 mainly ‘mum and dad’ retail investors who shared in $50m from the total $200m payment by the company and PricewaterhouseCoopers;
- Successful class actions brought by shareholders as against GPT ($75m), Newcrest ($36m) and Billabong ($45m); and
- Investor actions against trustee companies and financial advisors.
In addition, he has particular expertise in investigating and commencing new class actions, including current class action proceedings on foot against UGL Limited and against Deloitte, in relation to the collapse of listed building services company Hastie Group Limited.
Andrew commenced his legal career in 2008 at Slater and Gordon and, since that time, has demonstrated his commitment to providing access to justice and holding the powerful to account. Beyond class actions, Andrew has a considerable pro bono practice and has acted in individual personal injury and commercial matters on both a No Win No Fee and fee-for-service basis.
Andrew is a member of the Slater and Gordon Pro Bono and Legal Profession Committee.
- Class Actions
- Shareholder Litigation
- Consumer Law
- Human Rights
- Corporate trustee claims
- Personal Injury
Professional Qualifications and Admissions
- 2012 Admitted, High Court of Australia
- 2012 Admitted, Supreme Court of Victoria
- 2011 Bachelor of Laws, University of Melbourne
- 2011 Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne
- Slater and Gordon Lawyers since 2008
Memberships, Associations and/or Community Involvement
- Law Institute of Victoria
- Australian Services Union