Paul Sills

Barrister and Mediator


Bachelor of Laws (Hons) University of Auckland, AMINZ Mediation Panel Member, RNZAF Queen’s Commission


Mediation Background:

Commercial mediator since 2010

Regular article contributor to LawTalk on mediation issues, national and international lecturer and teacher in the fields of mediation, facilitation, negotiation and effective dispute resolution, a specialist in the area of early dispute resolution.


Franchising Legal Experience:

Has acted both as a barrister and as a mediator in relation to numerous franchise disputes since 1995, including restraints of trade, IP licensing issues, disputes regarding retail franchise sites, franchise fee structures, exits from franchise agreements, expansion, structuring, multi-tier franchise structures and other commercial matters surrounding franchise agreements.