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Patrick Hay

Patrick Hay has been a barrister in private practice at the Queensland Bar since December 2002. He regularly advises and appears in a wide range of commercial matters. Patrick has extensive experience in the State and Federal courts and tribunals (AAT, QCAT), in the original and appellate jurisdictions.  Patrick also practices in public and administrative law matters, with a particular interest in pharmacy law.


In addition to his trial and appellate work, Patrick is also an experienced and enthusiastic mediator.


Prior to commencing practice at the Queensland Bar, Patrick was articled to a national law firm and worked as a Judge’s Associate in the Supreme Court of Queensland.  He has degrees in Law (Hons) and Arts from the University of Queensland.


Decisions include:



Aux Venture Pty Ltd v Black [2018] QDC 211

JLF Corporation Pty Ltd v Matos [2016] QCA 355

Rankin Investments (Qld) Pty Ltd & Anor v CMC Property Pty Ltd & Ors [2021] QCA 156

Redland City Council v Kozik & Ors [2022] 11 QR 524Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Pty Ltd v Machon [2019] QCATA 1

Tripple A Pty Limited v WIN Television Qld Pty Ltd [2018] QCA 246




Jian v Downing [2023] FCA 1018

LM Investment Management Ltd (receiver appointed) (in Liq) v Drake & Ors (2019) 350 FLR 17; [2019] QSC 281

Mishra & Anor v Bennett & Philp Pty Ltd [2021] QSC 158

Pearce v Gulmohar Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 660 

Trenfield, in the matter of ACN 089 008 668 Pty Ltd (in liq) v JMD Park Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 2154




Etro Metroplex on Gateway v Broad Construction Services (Qld) Pty Ltd & Ors [2015] QDC 62

Flying Fighters Pty Ltd v Official Trustee in Bankruptcy [2019] 3 Qd R 522

Gogolka and Anor v Queensland Building Services Authority [2012] QCAT 308

Low v MCC Pty Ltd; MCC Pty Ltd v Low [2018] QSC 6

Lucas, in the matter of Queensland Maintenance Services Pty Ltd (in liq) (Receivers and Managers appointed) v Queensland Maintenance Services Pty Ltd (in liq) (Receivers and Managers appointed) [2012] FCA 1451 

Westerberg v Jorgensen & Anor (unreported, Magistrates Court of Queensland, 7 July 2017, 5297/15, Magistrate Hay)

White v Australian Securities and Investments Commission & Ors [2013] 237 A Crim R 83; QCA 357

WIN Television Qld Pty Ltd v Tripplea Pty Ltd [2018] QDC 58

Areas of Practice:


  • Appellate, civil appeals

  • Building & Construction

  • Commercial disputes (including litigation, mediation and arbitration)

  • Contract & commercial disputes

  • Corporate law

  • Equity & Trusts

  • Insolvency, Corporate & Bankruptcy

  • Land law and Property

  • Restitution law

  • Trade Practices and consumer law


Level 32, 239 George Street, Brisbane, Qld, 4000

+61 7 3211 5011

F: +61 7 3220 3200


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