Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Notre Dame Australia

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Notre Dame Australia

Professional experience

Patricia was called to the Bar in 2019.

She practices in wills and estates (including contested probate and family provision matters), protective matters and general equity.

Since coming to the Bar, she has appeared led and unled in hearings, motions and directions hearings, primarily in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Patricia was an Associate at Uther Webster and Evans practising primarily in the same areas of law. She was named in the Doyles Guide as a “rising star” in wills and estates in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Patricia worked as the tipstaff to the Family Provision List Judge, the Honourable Hallen J, in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2014.

Membership

NSW Bar Association

Selected Cases

Megerditchian v Khatchadourian [2020] NSWCA 229 (led by C D Wood SC): Appeal to first instance award in favour of an adult child who applied for a family provision order, successfully resisted with costs.

Micallef v Linney – Estate of Hope Marie Linney [2020] NSWSC 898 (led by J E F Brown): Defence of probate challenge on the grounds of a want of knowledge and approval, and undue influence.

Micallef v Linney [2020] NSWSC 1457 (led by J E F Brown): costs in contested probate proceedings.

In the matter of Cupit & Aboud as trustees of the Australian Trust [2020] NSWSC 1715 (led by M K Meek SC): Judicial advice to trustees in respect of minor’s trust where beneficiary to attain majority and adverse taxation and costs consequences.

Nicol v Nicole; The Estate of Peter Nicole [2020] NSWSC 419 (unled): costs in settled probate proceedings

King v Attorney General for New South Wales [2020] NSWSC 629 (unled): application for a cy-près scheme

Noa Nayacakalou v Raeleen Vincent [2020] NSWSC 24 (unled): funeral dispute and burial rights

Megerditchian v Khatchadourian [2019] NSWSC 1870 (led by C D Wood SC): defence of a family provision claim by an adult child

Megerditchian v Khatchadourian (No 2) [2020] NSWSC 112 (led by C D Wood SC): costs in family provision proceedings

Telephone

(02) 8915 5150

Called to the Bar

2019