About Paul & Paul Lawyers

Paul & Paul Lawyers is a boutique Sydney Law firm with specialist knowledge and experience in areas such as Family Law, Wills & Estates and General Law.

Our firm works as a team to provide you with personalised, specialist advice and assistance in:

Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Property settlement & Consent order
  • Spouse maintenance
  • Child Support
  • Parenting arrangements
  • Collaborative law & Mediation
  • Links

Binding Financial Agreements

  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Separation Agreements


  • Strata & Building issues and Dispute Resolution
  • Conveyancing

Wills & Estate Planning

  • Will preparation including Testamentary Trust Wills
  • Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Enduring Guardian / End of Life Care and decision making
  • Probate
  • Family Provision Claims
  • Contested Wills and Estate litigation
  • Estate Advice and Planning for Simple and Complex Estates
  • Trusts Advice and Trust Deed preparation

General Law

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Contract Review and Advice
  • Personal and Business Debt Collection

Our Firm

Paul & Paul Lawyers is a boutique Family Law firm which offers specialist legal advice primarily in Family Law, Wills & Estates and Estate Planning but also in General Law matters.

With more than 25 years experience, our lawyers are well equipped to deal with all related legal matters including those pertaining to children, parenting, property, small business, taxation, wills and estates, trusts and general law.

At Paul & Paul Lawyers we pride ourselves on our attention to detail, and our personal, customised approach to Family Law, Wills & Estates and Estate Planning with a special emphasis on avoidance of litigation. We are committed to the principle of Collaborative Law to assist in the resolution of Family Law disputes.

We are also committed to containing your legal costs. We know how important this is to our clients.

Paul & Paul Lawyers will look after you from start to finish at every stage of your matter, keeping you closely informed of new developments – such as any changes to the legislation – and anything relating to your individual circumstances that will affect your Family Law and Wills and Estates issues.
As ‘family’ law firm that was originally founded over 30 years ago and now run by a second generation lawyer – Paul & Paul Lawyers is uniquely positioned to assist you during what can be a difficult period.

Paul & Paul Lawyers over the years has created strong professional ties with interstate and international law firms. We brief only highly regarded barristers and forensic accountants, so as to provide a competent and efficient team approach to your matter. We have a wide array of professional associations with chartered accounting firms, financial experts, property and business valuers, mediators, psychiatrists and psychologists, all of whom are on call to support us in the services we provide for you.

Our support staff is a dedicated and close-knit team chosen for their special ability to take care of the individual needs of our clients. At Paul & Paul Lawyers our focus is your peace of mind.

Hugo Paul – Principal

Prior to entering the law Hugo qualified and worked as a commercial and residential property valuer. Hugo was admitted to practise law in 1998.

Before re-forming Paul & Paul Lawyers, Hugo was Special Counsel and Head of the Wills & Estates Group at LHD Lawyers in Sydney and Special Counsel at Mills Oakley in the Sydney Private Advisory and Family Law Teams for 5 years. Hugo was previously a Family Law Partner in the original ‘family’ firm Paul & Paul Lawyers for 10 years.

Hugo has substantial experience Wills and Estates, contested Probate and Succession Act (Family Provision Claims) and Succession Planning. He also has extensive experience in the area of Family Law (Property settlement and Parenting disputes, De Facto relationships and Alternative Dispute Resolution).

Hugo has extensive litigation and advocacy experience.

Hugo holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree from the University of Technology, Sydney, an Honours Degree in Law from Bond University and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law, Sydney. He also holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia (formerly Chartered Secretaries Australia). Hugo is an Associate member of the Governance Institute of Australia (AGIA), and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS).

Hugo is also an Accredited Collaborative Lawyer. He has served on the New South Wales Young Lawyers Family Law Committee and is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. Hugo currently holds an Unrestricted NSW Practising Certificate.

Hugo’s great joy when not practising Law is spending time with his wife and three children.

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