HAYES QC, Paul James

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HAYES QC, Paul James

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial
  • Defamation
  • Equity/Equitable Relief/Trusts
  • Insurance
  • International/ Conflicts of Law
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Law
  • Sports Law
  • Trade Practices


Commenced practice as a Barrister at the Sydney Bar in 1990, before relocating to the Melbourne Bar in 1997.

Advises and appears in cases at interlocutory, trial and appellate levels, (common law litigation, commercial & equity litigation, international law & arbitration, large scale/complex litigation, and sporting disputes), conducted in multiple jurisdictions, but primarily in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, London, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Lausanne. Frequently appears in common law jury cases conducted in the Supreme and County Courts of Victoria, including in the field of defamation.

Appointed a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne (Faculty of Law) in 2010 and lectures in the subject ‘Sports Dispute Resolution’. Recognised internationally in Who's Who Legal (2016-2019 editions) as a leading lawyer in the specialty of sports law.

Holds degrees from the Queensland University of Technology (LLB) and the University of Cambridge (MSt). Prior to commencing practice at the Bar, practised as a Lawyer (1986 to 1990) at: Power & Power, Brisbane; Allen Allen & Hemsley (Allens), Sydney; and Baker & McKenzie, Sydney.

Chambers located in Melbourne (Owen Dixon Chambers West, Level 9 - Dever's List) and London, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (39 Essex Chambers).




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