Patrick has over 25 years experience working in the energy and resources sectors acting for major mine operators and is acknowledged as having ‘unrivalled knowledge’ of mining operations, mining law and electricity issues by Australasian Legal Business.
Practising in the areas of mining, environmental management and regulation, government policy, water management, property development and planning, Patrick’s expertise extends to obtaining major project approvals for resources and infrastructure projects, including overseeing the preparation of project applications and environmental assessments.
Patrick is highly regarded in the construction industry for his skills and experience in advising and acting for contractors on a range of environmental regulation matters. He has extensive experience dealing with the New South Wales Department of Environment Climate Change and Water and in particular the Environment Protection Authority.
Patrick has previously been Senior Policy Adviser to the New South Wales Environment Minister and was involved in mining, forestry, environmental regulation and protected area management. He also provided detailed advice on the drafting of legislation in New South Wales.