Patrick McCabe

Patrick began working at Johnston Withers in 2014 and practices primarily in the areas of Aboriginal Legal Issues, Commercial Litigation and Employment Law.

Patrick previously worked as associate to Justice Mansfield of the Federal Court of Australia, where he had the opportunity to travel to far-flung parts of South Australia and the Northern Territory to work on numerous native title matters, including the important case of Barngarla People v South Australia. He also witnessed many interesting appeals, including the sexual harassment case involving former Federal Speaker Peter Slipper. Patrick then worked in commercial litigation at an Adelaide law firm before moving to Johnston Withers.

Along with law, Patrick studied arts at university, majoring in politics. Putting the theory into practice he rashly involved himself in student politics for a time. He also wrote for the student newspaper, On Dit, and now makes occasional contributions to the online publication Eureka Street. His writing efforts have seen him condemned by left-wing student zealots, lambasted by right-wing commentator Gerard Henderson, and, very occasionally, praised.

Patrick is a keen volunteer, and worked with children at Inverbrackie immigration detention centre until its recent closure.

Patrick is also an enthusiastic, some might say dogged, sportsman. In recent years he has tried his hand at long-distance running, football, cricket, indoor soccer, basketball, and tennis, but is perpetually disappointed to find his contributions to the club newsletter always seem to be better appreciated than any contribution he makes on the field.

Patrick began working at Johnston Withers in 2014 and practices primarily in the areas of Aboriginal Legal Issues, Commercial Litigation and Employment Law.

Patrick previously worked as associate to Justice Mansfield of the Federal Court of Australia, where he had the opportunity to travel to far-flung parts of South Australia and the Northern Territory to work on numerous native title matters, including the important case of Barngarla People v South Australia. He also witnessed many interesting appeals, including the sexual harassment case involving former Federal Speaker Peter Slipper. Patrick then worked in commercial litigation at an Adelaide law firm before moving to Johnston Withers.

Along with law, Patrick studied arts at university, majoring in politics. Putting the theory into practice he rashly involved himself in student politics for a time. He also wrote for the student newspaper, On Dit, and now makes occasional contributions to the online publication Eureka Street. His writing efforts have seen him condemned by left-wing student zealots, lambasted by right-wing commentator Gerard Henderson, and, very occasionally, praised.

Patrick is a keen volunteer, and worked with children at Inverbrackie immigration detention centre until its recent closure.

Patrick is also an enthusiastic, some might say dogged, sportsman. In recent years he has tried his hand at long-distance running, football, cricket, indoor soccer, basketball, and tennis, but is perpetually disappointed to find his contributions to the club newsletter always seem to be better appreciated than any contribution he makes on the field.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Memberships

  • Law Society of South Australia

Favourite Quote

  • I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversations - George Bernard Shaw