New Partner joins Brisbane office

Dispute resolution Partner Paul Venus has joined Piper Alderman's Brisbane office this month. Photo: Supplied

National law firm Piper Alderman has appointed experienced dispute resolution partner Paul Venus to its Brisbane office.

Paul is a leading lawyer in commercial litigation and disputes matters. He has more than 25 years of experience in front-end work and dispute resolution and litigation. He also has expertise in commercial and corporate law and other areas that require regulatory knowledge and commercial outcomes.

Paul said: “I am thrilled to join a firm known for its dynamic, collaborative, and enthusiastic partnership. Piper Alderman’s dispute resolution team is renowned nationwide for its extensive experience in handling complex and market-leading cases. I am eager to work with the team.”

Paul, who started last week, has been a Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit and Risk Committees for CleanCo Queensland, The City of Logan Mayor’s Charity Trust, Metro South Health and Hospital Service and the Princess Alexandria Research Foundation.

Piper Alderman’s Acting Managing Partner, Tim O’Callaghan said: ”Paul is a respected practitioner in Queensland and delivers excellent commercial outcomes for his clients. His expertise and approach match Piper Alderman’s offerings and capabilities.

“By adding Paul to our team, we strengthen our growth strategy for Queensland, which is an important part of our national strategy.”


Paul was the Queensland Managing Partner at his previous firm for 12 years, showing strong leadership, team development and commercial strategy skills. His practice background is in complex litigation, commercial law advice, corporate law, and technology, media and communications.

Nick Burkett, Head of Piper Alderman’s Brisbane office, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Paul Venus who is recognised as a leading lawyer in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He brings a wealth of expertise that will significantly contribute to our practice.

“His profound knowledge in commercial and corporate law, coupled with his ability to navigate complex regulatory landscapes and achieve efficient commercial outcomes, will complement and strengthen our already robust practice areas.”

Paul is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation and an accredited and highly experienced mediator. He has also been recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a leading Intellectual property lawyer and leading technology, media and telecommunications lawyer.

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