Since coming to the Bar in 2016 Pat has built a diverse practice in civil and family law. From 2017 to 2020 he has been the Secretary and Treasurer of the Newcastle Bar Association.
Pat appears in trial matters frequently in the District Court and Supreme Court of NSW, and in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia. He has appeared as junior counsel in appellate matters in the Full Court of the Family Court, the NSW Court of Appeal and the High Court.
Pat appears frequently in both parenting and property matters in the family jurisdiction, including for the NSW Department of Communities and Justice. In civil matters Pat frequently appears in personal injury, commercial, equity, construction and wills and estates matters. Pat has developed a speciality in matters that intersect the boundary of civil and family jurisdictions.
Pat’s areas of practice include:
The Bar: 2016
University of Newcastle, Bachelor of arts/Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
38 Church Street
Newcastle NSW 2300
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