Prior to coming to the Victorian Bar, Patricia practised as a family law solicitor for many years and as an Accredited Family Law Specialist from 2001. As a partner at Howie & Maher Solicitors, she headed up the family law division. Following a move to the Mornington Peninsula 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 (current since November 2017)
Family Law Bar Association , Women’s Barristers Association.
Law Institute of Victoria
Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
Byrnes P (2011) Voices of Children in the Legal Process. Journal of Family Studies 17(1):44-58
Past Secretary Family Law Bar Association Committee