Patrick & Associates has a formidable team of litigators. Ben Patrick and Craig Phillips lead an innovative practice built on two pillars: success and certainty.
Our approach has three stages:
You tell us your goals and the background to the dispute.
We advise you of our suggested strategies, the risks, and estimate how much your dispute will cost to resolve.
Our team then works to deliver the agreed strategy.
In our experience, this approach will lead to the best possible outcome. Clients have control over the process, minimising the stress of litigation while maximising the chance of a positive result.
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW & REGULATION
Patrick & Associates lawyers have significant experience advising government clients, private individuals and organisations on aspects of administrative law and regulatory matters. Craig Phillips has particular expertise in advising and acting for Commonwealth, State and local government entities about their statutory powers on a range of complex matters.
We can provide advice and representation in the following areas:
Privacy and record-keeping
Freedom of information
Government decision-making and internal reviews
Judicial review conducted by Federal and State courts
Merits review by government agencies and tribunals
DISCIPLINARY INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS
Patrick & Associates also regularly advise clients involved in professional negligence claims before disciplinary inquiries and have experience acting for tribunals and professional bodies involved in the regulation of various professions.
We can assist in conducting fair and thorough investigations across a range of industries and have experience in the conduct of Parliamentary Inquiries and Royal Commissions. We are also familiar with the procedures of various Ombudsmen’s’ investigations and inquiries undertaken by regulatory bodies such as the Legal Services Commissioner and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.