Patrick Tiernan

ADMITTED  2017    BAR  2020

PHONE  9225 7999

Patrick Tiernan,


  • Magistrates Court
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Building and Construction
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Corporations
  • Employment / Industrial
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Intervention Orders
  • Personal Injuries
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Law
  • Sports Law
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Trade Practices
  • Traffic Offences

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Patrick maintains a broad civil litigation practice, with particular focus on Commercial Litigation, Common Law Litigation and Employment/Industrial Law (both led and unled).

Patrick is experienced in representing clients in the Supreme Court of Victoria, County Court of Victoria, Magistrates Court of Victoria, Federal Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, VCAT and the Fair Work Commission.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Patrick was an Associate Lawyer at T J Mulvany & Co. Patrick’s predominant areas of practice were Commercial Litigation and Common Law Litigation (namely historical child sexual abuse civil proceedings), together with a broad range of other civil litigation.

As one of three full time lawyers at T J Mulvany & Co, Patrick appeared as a solicitor advocate, regularly instructed Counsel at trial/interlocutory proceedings, represented clients at mediations and informal settlement conferences, and repeatedly worked one-on-one with Counsel in the conduct of proceedings.

Patrick has commenced a Masters of Commercial Law at the University of Melbourne, currently maintaining a First Class Honours average (subjects completed to date are: Advanced Evidence, Australian Consumer Law and Remedies in Commercial Law).

Patrick also holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University.

Patrick read with Jack Tracey, and his senior mentor was James Gorton QC (as he was then referred to - now the Honourable Justice Gorton).

From 22 May 2020, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.