Patrick Wheelahan QC

QUALIFICATIONS   LL.B (Hons), BA, Grad. Dip. Labour Relations Law, Grad. Dip. Applied Law (Family Law)
ADMITTED  1998    BAR  2002

PHONE  9225 8441

Patrick Wheelahan,  LL.B (Hons), BA, Grad. Dip. Labour Relations Law, Grad. Dip. Applied Law (Family Law)


  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Employment / Industrial
  • Equal Opportunity / Discrimination
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injuries
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Sports Law

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Patrick has a broad practice and is sought after for his advocacy skills, forensic cross-examination and strategic approach to disputes. Clients praise his personal approach in assisting the navigation of disputes in a methodical, strategic and practical way.

He is recognised for his versatility and his practice covers a wide range of areas, including: employment law, family law (including intervention orders), sports law, VCAT review and regulation of licensed persons, inquiries, common and commercial law.

He acts across an impressively varied range of business sectors. He has acted for significant public companies, government and individuals alike.

Patrick is recognised as a proactive mediator of disputes - particularly those involving polarised positions.

Patrick graduated with LLB (Hons) and BA. Further studies include a Grad. Dip. Labour Relations Law and completion of a Grad. Dip. Applied Law (Family Law). Patrick completed articles at Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper Australia), was a Senior Associate at Maddocks and acted as Associate to Ryan J of the Federal Court of Australia in 1996.

Patrick is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Industrial Bar Association.

For further information about his availability, fee rates and other information, please contact one of his Clerks, John, Phillip or Michael Dever on 9225 7999 or by email to

From 24 Jul 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.