Pat Ireland

Patrick Ireland

Senior Associate

(02) 8077 0668
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Pat is a construction and commercial lawyer that specialises in litigation, alternative dispute resolution and contract advisory work in all areas of construction. Pat builds long lasting relationships with clients through a genuine interest in their operations and achieving commercially pragmatic outcomes.

Pat works closely with clients in many dispute resolution, litigation and contractual advisory matters at Morrissey Law + Advisory.

Pat is experienced at acting in a range of Courts and Tribunals, including residential building disputes in NCAT, and Local, District, and Supreme Court proceedings, Pat enjoys the dynamic nature of construction law and litigation, particularly fast paced adjudications.

Pat joined Morrissey Law + Advisory in 2018.

In addition to a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Pat also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Finance) from the University of Newcastle.

A few of Patrick’s many highlights include:

  • Acting for a large civil infrastructure client involved in a dispute on the Forrestfield Airport Link project and successfully resolving the dispute worth ~$20M through adjudication and commercial negotiation.
  • Recovered ~$300,000 through adjudication from a Tier 1 contractor on behalf of a civil works subcontractor.
  • Being seconded into the contract administration and project management teams of a major Federal Government science and technology organisation.
  • Successfully resolved a claim worth ~$1.8M brought by a Tier 1 contractor against a civil works subcontractor client, with less than 10% of the claim paid.
  • Representing residential builders in successful NCAT and Expert Determination proceedings regarding contested variations and defects claims.
  • Successfully resolving Supreme Court proceedings brought by a client against a major media organisation, with payment to the client.
  • Advising a large civil works company on the avenues of recovering monies in respect of payments made for defective equipment.
  • Successfully resolving a residential building dispute worth ~$500,000 (on what was a ~$4.4M project) with payment in full to the builder client.
  • Preparing contracts for a major Federal Government science and technology organisation and providing contract administration training for future projects.

Outside of Morrissey Law + Advisory, Pat plays rugby, surfs and enjoys absolutely “killing it” at karaoke.

Trivia Night:

Pat’s specialty topic is sport and his go to meal is fried chicken.