Since coming to the bar Patrick has practised predominantly in commercial and personal injury litigation.
Patrick has acted for clients in a wide range of contractual disputes in the County Court, Magistrates Court, Supreme Court and VCAT.
He has also appeared, advised or prepared pleadings and paperwork in personal injury matters including statutory benefit claims, serious injury applications and common law damages trials.
In the course of his work at the bar he has also accepted briefs to advise and appear in employment law matters in the Federal Magistrates Court, the Full Federal Court and disciplinary tribunals.
In addition, Patrick has experience of preparing and appearing both alone and as junior counsel in appeals on a question of law and applications for judicial review. Recent appeal cases are:
· Melbourne Linh Son Buddhist Society Inc v Gippsreal Ltd  VSCA 161
· Imerva Corporation Pty Ltd v Kuna  VSCA 168
· Kapadia & Anor v Adrian Porto t/as AP Concreting and Landscaping  VSC 615
Before coming to the bar Patrick was a solicitor at Wotton + Kearney Insurance Lawyers. His work involved personal injury and Accident Compensation Act recovery proceedings, building and construction disputes, and preparation for the defence of large and small property damage claims in the Supreme Court and Magistrates Court.
His legal experience also extends to practising as a solicitor from 2008 to 2010 at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service where he managed a large caseload involving summary and indictable crime and regularly appeared in courts throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Patrick was an Associate to the Honourable Justice Bongiorno at the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Upon coming to the bar he read with Robert Dyer (now Judge Dyer of the County Court of Victoria).
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