Paul Fildes

Principal
Paul Fildes

Paul Fildes is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and has been practising in family law since 1983. He has been ranked as one of only seven Preeminent Family Lawyers by Doyle's Guide for Melbourne 2020.

Paul Fildes was previously the head of Middletons’ Family Law Practice Group (now K & L Gates), which he merged with Taussig Cherrie & Associates in 2010, to become Taussig Cherrie Fildes.

Paul specialises in large scale family law property litigation, complex Financial Agreements, defacto property cases and restructuring family property in a tax effective manner.

He also has a special interest in international relocation cases, and cross-border disputes involving the adjustment and treatment of assets located internationally, including Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Paul is a presenter of Case Watch on the Television Education Network which produces educational presentations and material for lawyers. He has published numerous papers and comments on current family law issues. Paul also regularly presents at seminars on behalf of various professional bodies on a wide variety of family law topics, with an emphasis on complex financial matters.

He is a qualified Family Law arbitrator and mediator, and is also a trained collaborative lawyer.

Paul is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) and was a former Chair and Executive member of the Family Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria.  He was previously the Victorian Solicitor Representative of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, and a former Chair of the FLS National Biennial Family Law Conference and on the Board at Relationships Australia (Vic).

Paralegal / Personal Assistant: Claire O'Hara

 

Doyle's Guide - Preeminent Family Lawyer 2020

Preeminent - Paul Fildes, Taussig Cherrie Fildes

Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers - Melbourne, 2020

 
Doyle's Guide - Leading High-Value/Complex Property & Commercial Matters Lawyers - Melbourne 2020

Leading - Paul Fildes, Taussig Cherrie Fildes

Leading High-Value/Complex Property & Commercial Matters Lawyers - Victoria, 2020

 
Doyle's Guide - Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers - Victoria, 2020

Recommended - Paul Fildes, Taussig Cherrie Fildes

Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers - Victoria, 2020

 
Doyle's Guide - Preeminent Family Lawyer 2019

Preeminent - Paul Fildes, Taussig Cherrie Fildes

Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers - Melbourne, 2019

 
Doyle's Guide - Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers - Victoria, 2019

Leading - Paul Fildes, Taussig Cherrie Fildes

Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers - Australia, 2019
Leading Family Lawyers (High-Value & Complex Property Matters) - Victoria, 2019

 
Family Law Accredited Specialist
Family Law Accredited SpecialistDoyle's Guide - Preeminent Family Lawyer 2020Doyle's Guide - Leading High-Value/Complex Property & Commercial Matters Lawyers - Melbourne 2020

Case Law Overview from Paul Fildes

Publications by Paul Fildes

Understanding the elements of a Binding Financial Agreement: Steps to precision drafting

Event: Legalwise: Family Law Drafting Intensive
Author: Paul Fildes (assisted by Carly Boekee & Natalie Barry)
Date: 13 September 2019

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Separations, Family & Accounting: Tax Effective Settlements

Event: Legalwise Annual Tax Strategies Conference
Authors: Paul Fildes (assisted by Carolyn Cheng, Chiara Bryan & Carly Boekee)
Date: 31 May 2019

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Adjusting for Future Needs in Property Settlements: Time to Take out the Crystal Ball?

Event: TEN Webinar - Advanced Family Law for Senior Practitioners
Authors: Paul Fildes & Carly Boekee
Date: 31 May 2019

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Family law fundamentals & intersections with commercial law

Event: Presentation at K&L Gates Lawyers
Authors: Paul Fildes, Carolyn Cheng & Antony Kahn
Date: 30 August 2018

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Please note our office will be closing on Friday 20 December 2019 at 5.00pm and will reopen on Monday 6 January 2020 at 8.30am.