Admitted to practice in 2000 and called to the bar in 2011, Patrick has broad experience in commercial and regulatory disputes. His practice has a particular focus on financial services regulation, market misconduct and consumer protection matters, and a substantial class actions component. It also extends to commissions of inquiry, Patrick having recently acted for the Star Entertainment Group Limited in the major commissions of inquiry into its casino operations in NSW and Queensland.
Before coming to the bar, Patrick practised for a decade as a solicitor at Allens, in its litigation and dispute resolution group, where he acted for a diverse range of clients.
Patrick combines intellectual rigour with a practical attitude and a strategic approach to disputes. With his extensive prior experience at a leading law firm, he understands the commercial imperatives of solicitors and clients. He is responsive, flexible and collaborative with those instructing him.
Patrick has been recognised in the following legal guides based on peer and client feedback.
Legal 500 Guide to the Australian Bar 2022, 2023 and 2024 – Leading Junior (Tier 1), Commercial Disputes. Clients quoted in the guide have said:
“Patrick is highly diligent, dependable and simply a pleasure to work with. He is also commercial and focused on meeting clients’ goals.” (2024)
“Patrick is smart, thorough, hardworking, clear thinking and constructive to work with.” (2023)
Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific and Global Guides 2023 and 2024 – Australia Bar: Disputes. Clients quoted in the guide have said:
“[Patrick] is very smart and completely reliable. His submissions are excellent and he has a good ability to deal with quite complex technical matters.” (2023)
“Patrick was excellent to work with, had a great manner with witnesses and I would happily involve him in future matters.” (2024)