Paul Smallwood

Barrister, formerly at Coldrey Chambers

Area of expertise

Public law, in particular criminal law and administrative law


LLB and Bachelor of Laws (UniMelb)
BCom and Bachelor of Commerce (UniMelb)
LLM and Master of Laws (UniMelb)

About Paul

Paul J. Smallwood is a barrister at the Victorian Bar who practises in public law, in particular criminal law and administrative law. He has appeared in a number of cases before the Supreme Court of Victoria, in both the Trial Division and Court of Appeal. Those cases include:

  • Cotton v R (2015) 45 VR 341
  • DPP v Cartwright (2015) 45 VR 168
  • Bayley v R (2013) 43 VR 335
  • Hunter v R (2013) 40 VR 660
  • Kosian v R (2013) 40 VR 335
  • Rowe v R (2013) 64 MVR 181
  • SAJ v R (2012) 36 VR 435
  • De Castres v R (2011) 33 VR 493

Another case - R v Creamer [2011] VSC 196 - was reviewed in K Toole, ‘Self Defence and the Reasonable Woman: Equality before the New Victorian Law’ (2012) 36 Melbourne University Law Review 250.

Paul is the Secretary of Liberty Victoria. He holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.