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Johnson Winter & Slattery

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Class Actions




Paul is a litigator specialising in complex large scale commercial and corporate litigation and class actions. He acts for major corporates and board directors.

Paul is currently defending a class action filed against RCR and its former CEOs following its collapse in 2018.  He is also acting for Jones Asirifi-Otchere in class action proceedings filed against Swann Insurance (Aust) Pty Ltd and Insurance Australia Limited relating to its sale of add on insurance.

Paul also has specialist experience representing high profile board directors and senior executives in a range of regulatory investigations and prosecutions by ASIC, AFP and CDPP, and in related liquidators claims and civil proceedings, including class actions. Paul has acted for directors and executives of Allco Funds Management Ltd, ABC Childcare, Leightons Holdings Ltd, Hastie Group Limited, Mariner Corporation Limited and Arrium Limited.

Paul also has a specialist focus in dealing with funded litigation. 



Bachelor of Economics, Macquarie University
Bachelor of Laws, Macquarie University
Master of Laws, University of New South Wales

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Leading individuals)

Paul ReidyJohnson Winter & Slattery

Johnson Winter & Slattery fields ‘an extraordinary team of highly capable partners and junior associates‘. It is widely known for its strength in handling corporate and commercial disputes, as well as for acting on both sides of high-profile class actions; Sydney-based practice head Paul Reidy stands out in this space. Department co-head Paul Buitendag (Melbourne) is also noted for his strong relationships with litigation funders. The group’s client roster includes large corporations and government bodies, for which it handles work in sectors such as technology, renewable energy and resources, infrastructure, construction, and financial services, among others. Avendra Singh joined from Squire Patton Boggs, thereby expanding the team’s ability to act on property-related disputes.

Australia > Dispute resolution: class actions

(Leading individuals)

Paul ReidyJohnson Winter & Slattery

Johnson Winter & Slattery is praised for being ‘knowledgeable about class actions and litigation funding’. Indeed, the group prides itself on the strength of its relationships with litigation funders and acts for the Association of Litigation Funders of Australia; it utilises this strength in acting for clients affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Further, the team specialises in corporate and commercial class action litigation, and is equally well-versed in acting on the side of plaintiffs and defendants. The dispute resolution department is spearheaded by Paul Buitendag  (Melbourne) and Paul Reidy (Sydney). Frances Dreyer has extensive experience in the financial products and securities space. Robert Johnston is noted for his longstanding class action experience in the Supreme and Federal Courts.