Paul Sansom SC

Areas of Expertise

Family Law



Child Support

Child abduction

Mediation & Arbitration


Paul has had a wealth of experience both within the Family Law Jurisdiction where he now practices exclusively (at trial and appellate level) and previously where he practiced widely in other areas such as crime, common law, equity, commercial, workers’ compensation and conveyancing, as a Solicitor from 1983 in both Sole Practice and as a Family Law Partner in a large suburban firm. Paul was called to the Bar in 1993.

Paul has for many years been a regular presenter of papers at various seminars and a co-author of the College of Law’ Advocacy syllabus within the Masters of Law course.

Paul spent almost twenty years at the Parramatta Bar before joining Waratah Chambers several years ago.

Paul was appointed Senior Counsel in 2015.

Paul was, for a number of years, the Honorary Solicitor for the Panthers Rugby League Team in the 1980’s and appeared regularly in that capacity before the Rugby League Judiciary.

Paul was also the President for a number of years of the Nepean Riding for Disabled and joint founder of their property alongside the M4 at St. Mary’s.

Paul is a serving member of the Bar sub-committees for Family Law and Professional Conduct.

Since his early days at the Bar, Paul has appeared in a number of significant reported decisions.

Paul is committed to providing the best possible service to clients and to Instructing Solicitors, as he is also committed to the wider principles applicable to practicing at the NSW Bar and to Pro Bono work in particular for those who are economically disadvantaged. He has been rated in Doyle’s Guide to the Legal Profession as a leading Family Law Senior Counsel barrister in NSW.

Paul Sansom SC