Patrick is a Solicitor in the Liquor Licensing and Property & Commercial Teams
Patrick advises clients in the hospitality, commercial and property areas. With a family background in liquor stores and associated businesses, and currently undertaking a Masters degree in Economics, Patrick’s experience and skills give his clients a unique insight and practical viewpoint.
Patrick has a keen interest in administrative law and economics, being key drivers for his commercial minded approach to legal matters. These areas are particularly relevant to the areas of hospitality / liquor licensing which is heavily policy dependant, and a particular ‘hot’ area for government decision-making. Patrick’s specific interest in these areas gives his clients a particular benefit when advising upon their commercial, property or hospitality transactions.
Patrick’s key areas of experience includes acting for individuals and businesses in the following areas:
Advising on all liquor licences, from small bars to large national liquor stores. Recent experience includes successfully applying for the first 3 liquor licences in Australia for the international franchising brand of Brotzeit Bier Bar & Restaurant to Australia
Advising clients on disciplinary proceedings before the Liquor Commission
Assisting counsel in preparation for Liquor Commission hearings and liquor licensing appeals to the Supreme Court and Appeal Court
Advising on and drafting employment agreements and other work place agreements
Advising on and drafting commercial leases
Advising on the sale and transfer of businesses