Partner - Clayton Utz

Paul Fitzpatrick was a partner of Clayton Utz between July 1, 1985 and September 30, 2019 and practised in the areas of commercial litigation, competition law, national competition policy, international and domestic arbitration and sports law.

Paul is a former partner in charge of the Perth office of Clayton Utz, and has conducted a wide range of complex litigation, including contractual disputes and cases relating to the Competition and Consumer Act, corporations law, professional negligence, and intellectual property.

Paul was named Competition Lawyer of the Year, Perth in 2013 by Best Lawyers Australia, and has been named by Best Lawyers as one of Australia’s Best Lawyers in litigation, competition and alternative dispute resolution.

Paul was a legal advisor to the Western Australian Football Commission and the West Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS), is a former director of WAIS and a current director of the Wally Foreman Foundation Inc. 

Appointed as the club’s 11th Chairman on November 1, 2022.