Year of Call: 2021
Patrick has a commercial and public law practice with particular emphasis on litigation and advisory work in the fields of resources, construction, contract, regulatory proceedings, planning, and judicial review. He was admitted to the profession in 2015 and called to the bar in 2021.
As a barrister, Patrick has acted in a range of commercial and administrative law matters. He has appeared in courts both in Queensland and interstate. He has variously been briefed in an un-led capacity, led by Queen’s counsel, and as part of larger counsel teams in substantial and complex matters.
Patrick has a particular interest in public inquiries. Shortly before his call to the bar, he acted for the regulator in the Coal Mines Board of Inquiry (2020-21), and prior to that he acted for the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (as it then was) in the Paradise Dam Commission of Inquiry (2020).
Patrick has previously worked as a litigation solicitor in private practice advising clients on commercial, construction and planning disputes, and in a range of legal roles for the Queensland Government, including with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, and in-house with the independent resources regulator and the Department of Resources (as it is now known).
Patrick was the associate to His Honour Judge Morzone QC in the District Court and Planning and Environment Court of Queensland in 2014-2015.