Patrick Wiggins

Patrick was called to the bar in 2021.

Prior to being called to the bar, he practiced for more than 10 years as a solicitor. He was an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation and holds a Masters in Applied Law (majoring in commercial litigation). He was also an active member of the Law Society’s Litigation Law and Practice Committee, and the Law Society’s nominated representative to both the Supreme Court’s Common Law (Civil) User Group and the NCAT Liaison Group.

Qualifications

  • Master of Laws – LLM (Applied Law) Majoring in Commercial Litigation (College of Law)
  • Bachelor of Laws and Business Administration – BBA LLB (Macquarie University)
  • Formerly an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation by the Law Society of NSW (2017-August 2021)

Professional experience

2015 – 2021 Solicitor and Special Counsel at Paramonte Legal

2013 – 2015 Solicitor at Knight Lawyers

2010 – 2012 Solicitor at Pigott Stinson

Membership

NSW Bar Association

Selected Cases

As a solictor:

Appeared as solicitor advocate in the Corporations List opposing an application to remove a receiver.  My submissions were adopted by Justice Black and referenced throughout his judgment: Hebbel Constructions Pty Limited v Bitar Pty Limited and Anor [2018] NSWSC 758

Appeared as solicitor advocate in the Court of Appeal in two sets of proceedings appealing the above decision and orders concerning distributions made by the receiver: Bitar Pty Ltd v Hebbel Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] NSWCA 38; Bitar Pty Ltd v Hebbel Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] NSWCA 39

Acted as solicitor for a builder in the Court of Appeal in a dispute over whether a limitation period begins to run from the date of an interim occupation certificate, or the final occupation certificate: Dyldam Developments Pty Ltd v The Owners – Strata Plan 85305 [2020] NSWCA 327

Acted as solicitor for a retail franchisee accused of misleading and deceptive conduct in respect of the sale of his business: Shah v Hagemrad [2018] FCA 91

Publications

A New Duty of Care: Design and Building Practitioner’s Act 2020 – Law Society of NSW Journal 30 July 2020 (Co-authored with Sebastian Brodowski)

Update on the District Court’s Commercial Jurisdiction – Law Society of NSW Journal – 28 May 2019 (Co-authored with Sebastian Brodowski)

Telephone

(02) 8915 5133

CV

Called to the Bar

2021