Patrick Coleridge

ADMITTED  2014    BAR  2020

PHONE  9225 7999
MOBILE  0425 031 188

Patrick Coleridge, BA, JD (Hons) (Melb).


  • Magistrates Court
  • Administrative Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Constitutional
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Criminal Law
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Equal Opportunity / Discrimination
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Immigration / Migration
  • Medical Negligence
  • Native Title
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Law
  • Regulatory Tribunals
  • Securities
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Trade Practices
  • Traffic Offences

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Patrick is an experienced trial and appellate advocate practicing principally in public law, criminal law, competition and consumer law, regulatory matters, major torts and class actions.

In 2019 Patrick was associate to the Hon Justice Nettle in the High Court of Australia. From 2013-2014 he was senior associate to the Hon Justice T Forrest in the Supreme Court of Victoria.

From 2015 until 2018, and again in 2020, Patrick was a senior lawyer and manager of the Appeals Practice at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency. In his capacity as manager, Patrick oversaw appellate litigation for the largest provider of legal services in the jurisdiction. Patrick appeared regularly as counsel in trials and appeals in all Territory Courts, including the Full Court, Court of Appeal and Court of Criminal Appeal. He has acted in special leave applications and as junior counsel in the Full Court of the High Court of Australia.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor (with first-class honours) from the University of Melbourne. Patrick is currently completing a masters of laws at the University of Melbourne, with a focus on public law, competition and consumer law.

He is reading with Ruth Shann and his senior mentor is Rowena Orr QC.