Profile

Full Name: Mr Patrick Gordon
Email: pgordon@vicbar.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Mobile: 0449 998 384
Chambers: Gorman Chambers
Room: 515
Date of Admission: 24 Aug 2011
Called to the Bar: 26 Oct 2017
Qualifications: LLB, Latrobe University
Previous Occupation: Solicitor at Stary, Norton & Halphen; Gordon Legal and Slater & Gordon

Profile

Patrick has experience in class actions and criminal law.

Prior to coming to the Bar, he worked on the landmark ‘Thalidomide’ class action, complex securities class actions, bushfire litigation in Western Australia, and the various Essendon Football Club supplements matters.

His prior criminal law experience came through being a solicitor-advocate with Stary, Norton & Halphen.  During that period, he conducted appearances across all Victorian courts and instructed in all types of criminal trials.

Since coming to the Bar, Patrick has been briefed in:

  • common law personal injury trials;
  • investigations into prospective class actions;
  • claims for compensation under the Sentencing Act;
  • complex criminal pleas;
  • contested criminal hearings; and
  • sporting tribunal proceedings.

Patrick is available to be briefed in all types of criminal matters, including pleas, committals, bail applications and contested hearings.  He read with Megan Tittensor, and his senior mentor is Jack Rush Q.C.

Areas of Practice

Appellate

Commercial Law

  • Civil Procedure Law
  • Class Actions
  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Sports

Common Law

  • Class Actions
  • Dust Diseases
  • Insurance Law
  • Intentional Torts
  • Judicial Review
  • Negligence
  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
  • Personal Injury
  • Work Injury Damages
  • Workers Compensation

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Confiscation of Assets
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Corruption
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Intervention Orders
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Money Laundering
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle
  • Victims of Crime
  • Work

Defamation

Equity & Trusts

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
  • Industrial Tribunals
  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Fair Work Commission
  • Royal Commissions
  • Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

International Law

  • Conflict of Laws
  • Private International Law

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Civil Liberties
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
  • Freedom of Information (FOI)
  • Human Rights Law


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