Dr Paul O'Shea is a commercial and business lawyer with 24 years
experience in commercial litigation. He is a Senior Lecturer in commercial,
consumer and banking and finance law at the University of Queensland. He
has acted for various parties in some of Australia's leading cases in consumer
credit law and has published extensively in professional and academic
journals and books on credit and commercial law generally.
He is the is the principal solicitor at O’Shea Lawyers, the firm he established
in 2000 whilst working at the University of Queensland where he gained his
doctorate in 2012. His latest book is Credit, Consumers and the Law: After the
global storm - 1st Edition - (routledge.com)
Paul talks about:
Mission hopping with a letter from his local Catholic bishop that
allowed him to travel extensively in Papua New Guinea for free.
His call to the priesthood and why he didn’t follow through
His advocacy in Rafiki v Thomas and whether an “instalment contract”
was credit for the purposes of the Credit Act.
Why a district court judge asked him if he would lend the court his
annotated copy of the Credit Act.
Teaching Americans the finer points of Australia’s preferential voting
Playing piano at the Qld rugby union club
His father selling a fridge to an eskimo
Why Di Fingelton encouraged him to leave private practice and join a
His thesis on consumer law as a subset of contract law
Contact Dr Paul O’Shea via https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-paul-o-shea-
57678a63/ or if you want to engage his services by contacting the firm O’Shea
Lawyers Pty Ltd in Stafford Heights Qld