Paul Convery
William Fry


Paul is a Partner in William Fry's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department. He joined the firm in 2016 having previously practiced as a Partner in another large Dublin law firm. He advises individuals and corporate clients involved in domestic and multi-jurisdictional contractual/tortious disputes and represents the Irish interests of a number of global corporations and Irish based entities. Paul has extensive experience of advising clients where issues arise involving financial litigation, which has included being lead advisor on behalf of two parties involved in separate Madoff related proceedings with an overall value in excess of USD$3.5bn.  He also acts on behalf of insurers, re-insurers and run-off managers in respect of complex, high-value insurance claims and coverage disputes.

Paul is admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland (non-practising). He is Vice President of the Commercial Litigation committee and a member of the White Collar Crime committee of the Union Internationale des Avocats. 

He is a member of the ABA International Litigation Group and Assistant Editor of the ABA International Dispute Resolution News.  He is also the Irish Expert of the International Distribution Institute and a member of the London Commercial Litigators Forum.

One client highlights his "razor-sharp mind," while another source describes him as "client-oriented." Chambers Europe 2019


Market commentators describe Paul as "extremely responsive, very thorough and analytical in his approach, with a great ability to see key issues." Chambers Global 2018.


Paul is recognised in Best Lawyers 2019 under 'The Best Lawyers in Ireland' for work in Litigation.  

In Chambers Global 2017 Paul is described as "excellent" and as "a very patient individual." 

In Chambers Europe 2016 Paul is praised by clients for his "incredible patience and attention to detail”, in 2015 he is described as "a bright and able professional, whose useful advice makes sense to the client. He is a pleasure to work with." 


Fellow content

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

European Court Confirms Electronically Supplied Software Constitutes ‘goods’ Under the Commercial Agents Directive

Fellow Paul Convery explains the European Court’s recent clarification of “sale of goods” definition.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Brexit and the Future of Litigation in Ireland

Paul Convery’s recent article on the consequence and effect of Brexit and litigation in Ireland was published by the ABA’s International Dispute Resolution News. Read it on page 23.


Blogs of Interest

The Academy
Blogs, short articles and series by Fellows of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators.

The official blog of the "International Enforcement Law Reporter," edited by Bruce Zagaris.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Justice Continuity Project

Fellows of The International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators have surveyed their respective jurisdictions to report how they are coping with the pandemic within the context of each particular situation.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Guarding Against False Witnesses

Writing for “The Law Society Gazette,” Paul Convery and associate Niamh McCabe examine the importance of finding and using a solid expert witness in cases and the ramifications if an “expert” falls short of being able to demonstrate his or her expertise.