Alex Patton

Alexander Patton

  • Admitted: 2008
  • Bar: 2012

Location

Room 11, David Ross Chambers
Level 12 271 William Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Biography

Alex practices principally in criminal law, where he has a wide-ranging practice in all manner of criminal offences, particularly serious indictable crime.

Alex’s trial experience includes homicides, slavery and people trafficking, serious driving offences, large-scale drug trafficking and importation, and high-value fraud and deception matters.

Since being called to the bar, Alex has regularly appeared in a variety of criminal hearings, including:

  • Appeals to the Court of Appeal;
  • Trials and pleas of guilty in the Supreme and County Courts;
  • Mental Impairment and Fitness to be Tried matters in the County and Supreme Courts; and
  • Bail applications, pleas, contested hearings and contested committal hearings in the Magistrates Court.

Outside the criminal jurisdiction, Alex also appears in disciplinary hearings professional and sporting/racing tribunals; as well as for respondents to civil proceedings under the Sentencing Act compensation applications. Alex also represents people called before coercive examinations (such as ACIC/ACC, OCE, and IBAC), and has extensive experience with the legislative regimes applicable to them.

Alex holds an Indictable Crime Certificate; and is on the VLA Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List.

Alex is a member of the Criminal Bar Association committee.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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