Paul is a Partner at Longton Legal and practices in the areas of Family Law, Property Law, Wills and Estates, Civil Litigation and Commercial law . Having been admitted to practice in NSW in 1980, Paul has been providing legal services to a range of clients across Sydney for the past 35 years. The quality of his services have been recognised time and time again, particularly in the establishment of his extensive and loyal clientele base.
“I have found that providing accurate and efficient legal services is extremely rewarding, particularly when you experience firsthand the positive and empowering effect it has on clients that are facing legal challenges.”
Between December 1980 and February 1985 Paul worked as a solicitor, and quickly climbed the ranks to work as an Associate with Turner Freeman Lawyers in Sydney.
In February 1985 Paul left Turner Freeman to establish a legal practice in Western Sydney. Paul was one of the founding partners and principal of Cluff & Sant Solicitors at Westmead and Toongabbie for the next 28 years, where he maintained the largest Maltese client base in Sydney. Whilst in this role Paul acted for a range of clients varying from corporate entities seeking advice of large scale transactions, to individuals seeking specialised and personalised family law advice.
Between March 2014 and January 2016, Paul returned to and was appointed a Partner and The Practice Group Leader of the Property, Commercial, Estates and Family Law group with Turner Freeman Lawyers in Parramatta. There he mentored a specialised and experienced team of solicitors, associates and special counsel.
Today, Paul’s experience and expertise has significantly bolstered the depth of legal advice Longton Legal is now able to offer their clients.
Paul is based in the Sydney Office, however he regularly sees clients at Parramatta from a satellite office.
Paul is a firm believer in providing clients with a portfolio of legal services, often spanning across multiple areas of law and culminating in succinct, comprehensive and strategic legal advice.
“An ordinary person’s first encounter with family law is often daunting, stressful and emotional. Over time, it has become clear to me that clients who are confident in the legal advice they have obtained, find their experience of family law proceedings easier to comprehend and accept.”
Paul’s decades of experience have translated into an invaluable ability to devise creative, productive and effective legal solutions to a variety of legal issues.
“My client’s deserve realistic and practical legal outcomes.”
Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney on 17th June 1978.
Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney granted 1st March 1980.
Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales 14th January, 1981.
Admitted to the High Court of Australia 1st June 1982.
Memberships and Community Involvement
Member of the Law Society of New South Wales.
Member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.
Member and Past Committee member of the Australian Maltese Chamber of Commerce.