Patrick Barry

Qualifications: LLB, BA

Memberships: SA Bar Association

Patrick was admitted to practice in 2004. He joined the Independent Bar and Howard Zelling Chambers in 2014. Patrick now practices predominantly from State Chambers in Sydney.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Patrick practised at a variety of top-tier firms in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and overseas. He predominately practises in all aspects of work health and safety law at a national level, industrial and employment law, insurance litigation (including aviation law and workers’ compensation).

Patrick has a national practice and accepts briefs from all jurisdictions around Australia.

Patrick regularly presents to particular interest groups on areas topical to his practice.

Areas of Practice - read more


  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Transport Law – Admiralty/Aviation/Maritime
  • Commercial Appellate

Criminal Law

  • White Collar and Corporate Crime
  • Work Health and Safety

Industrial/Employment Law

  • Industrial/Employment Appellate
  • Discrimination
  • Work Health and Safety

Common Law / Personal Injury

  • Workers Compensation
  • Appellate (Common Law/Personal Injury)
  • Insurance – Disability Claims
  • Judicial Review – Workers Compensation
  • Negligence
  • Professional Negligence
  • Work Injury Damages


  • Civil Appeals
  • Criminal Appeals


  • Commissions and other Inquiries
  • Coronial Inquests
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