Special Counsel 

Paul Kean

Paul is a commercial lawyer. He advises businesses on transactions, agreements and disputes.


He has extensive knowledge and experience in the franchise sector. He has advised on and drafted the standard franchise documentation for many emerging franchise systems, including systems operating under master franchise arrangements from international franchisors.


He also advises businesses on:

  • Company and business sales and acquisitions;
  • Trade mark and other intellectual property licensing;
  • Distribution agreements;
  • Commercial and retail leasing;
  • Shareholder agreements; and
  • Commercial disputes.

Between 1980 and 2000 Paul worked in general practice, including conveyancing, wills and estates, personal injury, criminal law and family law. While not now practising in these areas, Paul maintains a thorough working knowledge of general practice law and procedure through his work as an author and editor of legal practice guides and precedents for By Lawyers, the exclusive content provider for LEAP Legal Software.

Paul is a competitive road and mountain bike cyclist.
He can be contacted at  pkean@mcwlaw.com.au