The firm Kim Wilson & Co opened for business on 9 March 1998. The founding partners were Kim Wilson SC, Gail Sutherland and Paula Wilkinson.
Throughout her legal career Paula has prided herself upon giving the best possible advice to her clients and following through to carry out the work which needs to be done in each individual matter.
Paula maintains a high involvement continuing legal education as a means of keeping fully informed about changes in the law to ensure she can appropriately assist her clients.
She believes in service to the community and the legal profession through her membership of Law Society committees and access to justice as a member of the board of Law Access (from 2017).
Paula is interested in assisting others to reach their educational goals. She maintains a strong commitment to new lawyers, and to Family Lawyers seeking WA Law Society specialist accreditation in Family Law.
Paula is rated by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Lawyer with respect to Family Law Matters and a Leading Lawyer with respect to High-Value Family Law Matters in Western Australia, 2019. She has also been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a recommended Leading Family and Divorce Lawyer in Australia, 2020.
Paula is an Accredited Family Law Specialist (NSW).
Paula was elected to the Council of the Law Society of Western Australia for a two year term commencing 2017 and a further two year term commencing 2019.
She is a past Council member (1998-99) and a member of the Family Law Practitioner’s Association Council from 2005 to 2008.
Paula is a member of the Law Society Professional Indemnity Insurance Management Committee, the Law Society Accreditation Committee and a member of the Law Society Family Court Delay Working Group from 2019.
In 2012 Paula completed her Masters of Applied Law (Family Law) with the New South Wales College of Law and from 2012-2017 she was an adjunct lecturer teaching the LLM in WA for the NSW College of Law (FLP2 (Property Maintenance & Child Support) and FLP12 (Advanced Issues in Property Maintenance & Child Support) and FLP3 (Conducting Family Law matters)).
Paula regularly gives presentation for the Law Society and at Family Law conferences, and prepared papers as a means of continuing to support legal education for the legal community.