Paul Baram

BA(Hons), LLB

Paul has almost 30 years’ experience in liability and professional indemnity insurance litigation on behalf of defendant insurers and self-insured entities.

His areas of expertise are medical defence litigation, liability insurance (public and products) including complex liability matters, catastrophic and major claims; general insurance; life insurance; professional indemnity insurance; and commercial litigation. Paul is well versed in the issues arising out of such claims including contractual, insurance indemnity and recovery issues, together with a thorough knowledge of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW).

Since 2011, Paul has been the General Editor of the LexisNexis newsletter, the Australian Insurance Law Bulletin.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers – Professional Malpractice – 2019 and 2020
  • Best Lawyers – Professional Malpractice  and Insurance Law - 2021
  • Doyles Guide – Defendant Medical Negligence and Malpractice – 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Doyles Guide – Defendant Medical Negligence and Malpractice – Pre-Eminent 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Australian College of Legal Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting - “Section 5O Civil Liability Act 2002 The State of Play” - 21 October 2018
  • 23rd Annual Medico-Legal Congress – “Running a Coronial Inquest – A Practical Guide for Clinicians” – 27 March 2014
  • ANZIIF Life Insurance Law Annual Review – “Superannuation Complaints Tribunal Update” – 6 November 2013
  • Legalwise Seminars – “Architecture of a PI Policy” - 22 March 2013
  • ANZIIF Life Insurance Law Annual Review- “Superannuation Complaints Tribunal Update” – 15 November 2012
  • The College of Law – “Dual Insurance Update” – 13 March 2012


  • Medico-Legal Society of NSW
  • AILA
Areas of expertise
Medical defence litigation
General insurance
General Liability
Professional Indemnity
Life Insurance
Academic Qualifications
BA(Hons), LLB
Year Admitted
Admitted as a solicitor in December 1984
Professional Organisation
Norton Rose Fulbright
Paul has been an insurance litigation partner since 2002.
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