Kieran is a talented commercial lawyer who was drawn to Patrick & Associates by his desire to work collaboratively with clients and achieve tailored outcomes. Kieran handles an exciting range of commercial disputes, including shareholder buy-backs, fraud and cyber-crime, franchising disputes, intellectual property infringement, restraint of trade and debt recovery. He has also assisted in complex matters involving white collar crime, coronial inquests, workplace discrimination and the enforcement of judgments in foreign jurisdictions.
Born in New Zealand and claimed by Australia, Kieran is quick to point out his similarities to icons such as Russell Crowe, Split Enz and Phar Lap. In his spare time, Kieran is often spotted at the golf course fine-tuning his swing. He played off a +1 handicap at 18 and even received a scholarship to play college golf in America.
Kieran also has a passion for sports law and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZLSA). He has advised a number of aspiring athletes, including professional golfers based in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Defending a senior banking executive charged with criminal cartel offences under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
- Acting for a large wealth management company in the Federal Court in relation to claims of minority shareholder oppression and unlawful discrimination pursuant to the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)
- Acting for a developer in a Supreme Court proceeding seeking the removal of a fraudulently obtained mortgage and the unwinding of other fraudulent transactions
- Acting for an ophthalmologist surgeon in a Supreme Court trial relating to misleading and deceptive conduct, and the tort of passing off
- Acting for a large pharmaceutical company in relation to a Coronial investigation into the death of an Aged Care resident
- Acting for a large national franchisor against a former franchisee breaching its intellectual property rights
- Registering and enforcing a personal property security interest (PPSI) over an Aircraft pursuant to the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth), including the appointment of receivers
- Acting for a tenant in a Supreme Court trial seeking judicial review of a VCAT decision made under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic)
- Acting for adjoining owners in relation to disputes about protection works under the Building Act 1993 (Vic) and the requirements of the Fences Act 1968 (Vic)
- Acting for subcontractors in proceedings commenced under Victoria’s Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic)
- Opposing an application in VCAT made by a co-owner of a property seeking an order for sale and division of proceeds