O Paul Holdenson QC

Secretary:
Admitted:
27 Feb 1989
Bar:
25 May 1989
Silk:
24 Nov 1998
Location:
Room 3214, Aickin Chambers,
200 Queen Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Paul Holdenson Q.C.(LL.B. (Hons.), B.Ed. (Accounting), Dip.Crim., Dip. Math. Sci.) was admitted in Victoria and signed the Bar Roll in 1989. He is also admitted to practice in N.T, N.S.W., Tasmania and W.A. Paul was appointed one of her Majesty's Counsel in 1998. He was accredited as a mediator in 1995.

Paul has developed a specialist practice as an appellate advocate, appearing predominantly in criminal appeals. He regularly appears before the Victorian Court of Appeal, the High Court of Australia and interstate appellate courts, including Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania.

His practice also involves appearances in first instance matters in the Federal, Supreme and County Courts, and the provision of written opinions. Paul also regularly advises and appears for both private clients and government agencies in a wide range of regulatory and quasi-criminal matters.

He has particular interests in the law of criminal procedure and the law of evidence and has co-authored a number of articles concerning various aspects of the law of evidence which have been published in the Australian Law Journal.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Appellate
Criminal Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law

Profile1

Paul Holdenson Q.C.(LL.B. (Hons.), B.Ed. (Accounting), Dip.Crim., Dip. Math. Sci.) was admitted in Victoria and signed the Bar Roll in 1989. He is also admitted to practice in N.T, N.S.W., Tasmania and W.A. Paul was appointed one of her Majesty's Counsel in 1998. He was accredited as a mediator in 1995.

Paul has developed a specialist practice as an appellate advocate, appearing predominantly in criminal appeals. He regularly appears before the Victorian Court of Appeal, the High Court of Australia and interstate appellate courts, including Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania.

His practice also involves appearances in first instance matters in the Federal, Supreme and County Courts, and the provision of written opinions. Paul also regularly advises and appears for both private clients and government agencies in a wide range of regulatory and quasi-criminal matters.

He has particular interests in the law of criminal procedure and the law of evidence and has co-authored a number of articles concerning various aspects of the law of evidence which have been published in the Australian Law Journal.

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Category A: Eleven counsel who are Queen's Counsel, Senior Counsel or junior counsel of not less than fifteen years standing
  • (Member) Law Council of Australia - National Criminal Law Committee
  • (Member) Law Council of Australia - Standing Committee - National Criminal Law Liaison Committee
  • (Member) The Indictable Crime Certificate Committee (ICCC)