Profile

Full Name: Patricia Byrnes
Email: pbyrnes@vicbar.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9225 6444
Fax: 9225 6464
Mobile: 0413 526 161
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 1120/1121
Date of Admission: 11 Apr 1994
Called to the Bar: 22 Nov 2007
Qualifications: BA, DipEd & LLB (Hons)

Profile

Prior to coming to the Victorian Bar, Patricia practised as a family law solicitor for over 12 years and as an Accredited Family Law Specialist from 2001. As a partner at Howie & Maher Solicitors, she managed the family law division. Subsequently she was managing solicitor with Richard Calley Family Lawyers. Patricia has extensive experience in all facets of family law and has been involved in complicated property and children's matters.

Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Family Law Specialist (Current)

Accredited Family Law Mediator (November 2017)

Current Memberships

Family Bar Association Committee, Victorian BarLawyers Panel Relationships Australia, Victoria

Law Institute of Victoria

Famil Law Section Law Council of Australia

Publications

Byrnes P (2011) Voices of Children in the Legal Process. Journal of Family Studies 17(1):44-58

Positions Held

Secretary Family Law Bar Association Committee

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Mediation

Appellate

Family Law

  • Care & Protection
  • Child Disputes
  • Parenting Orders
  • Property Disputes

Also Entitled to Practice in

  • High Court of Australia


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