Patrick Mead

Patrick Mead

Partner
Construction & Engineering
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+61 (0) 7 3000 8353
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+61 (0) 414 267 305
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Patrick Mead is a Partner in the Construction & Engineering team.

Patrick provides expert advice to clients in the area of building and construction law and professional indemnity. His practice embraces all aspects of this area, including contract advice, contract drafting, litigation and contract claims involving issues such as defective work, negligence, trade practices, quantum meruit, programming, delay cost, extensions of time, variations and liquidated damages.

Patrick has acted for clients, both nationally and internationally, in disputes and arbitrations and is a Fellow of the Resolution Institute of Australia. Patrick is a graded arbitrator and an accredited mediator, and is a registered adjudicator under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld) (formerly BCIPA).

Patrick sits as co-chair on the international TAGLaw Construction Specialty Group and is a regular contributor of articles and presentations in the areas of construction, insurance and risk management.

Patrick was named 2020 Lawyers Weekly Construction & Infrastructure Partner of the Year.  In 2019 he won the Lawyers Weekly Litigation Partner of the Year, in addition to being named a finalist in a further three categories - Construction & Infrastructure Partner of the Year, Insurance Partner of the Year and Dispute Resolution Partner of the Year.  He was also named ADR Practitioner of the Year at the Australian ADR Awards 2019.

He has been recognised as a Leading Queensland Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyer and a Leading Queensland Professional Indemnity Lawyer by Doyle’s Guide.  Patrick has been ranked in Best Lawyers in Australia 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 editions in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction/Infrastructure Law and Insurance Law, and has also been a finalist for Insurance Partner of the Year and Dispute Resolution Partner of the Year in 2019 and 2020.

Patrick has been named in the 2021 and 2020 Chambers Asia-Pacific listing for Insurance - Australia which confirm his extensive knowledge of construction insurance policies.

'Patrick Mead in Brisbane enjoys widespread acknowledgement of his focused expertise in construction-related insurance issues, interviewees expressing both "respect for the quality of his thought leadership" as a prominent commentator on the scene and regard for his reputation as an adviser on front-end insurance advisory questions, one interviewee saying: "He's certainly one of the top people for insurance contract issues".' 

Patrick is a member of the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA), the Building Dispute Practitioners Society (Victorian Chapter) and the Society of Construction Law Australia (SoCLA).

He is also the author of 'A Legal Guide to Contract Works and Construction Liability Insurance in Australia', now in its 3rd edition.

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Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in Australia 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 (edns) - Alternative Dispute Resolution; Construction/Infrastructure Law; Insurance Law
  • Winner Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2020 - Construction and Infrastructure Partner of the Year
  • Finalist - Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2020 - Insurance Partner of the Year, Construction and Infrastructure Partner of the Year and Dispute Resolution Partner of the Year
  • Winner Australian ADR Awards 2019 - ADR Practitioner of the Year
  • Winner - Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2019 - Litigation Partner of the Year
  • Finalist Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2019 - Partner of the Year
  • Finalist - Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2019 - Construction & Infrastructure Partner of the Year, Insurance Partner of the Year and Dispute Resolution Partner of the Year
  • Finalist - Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2018 - Construction and Infrastructure Partner of the Year and Insurance Partner of the Year
  • Leading Queensland Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyer by Doyle's Guide 2018, 2017 and 2016
  • Leading Queensland Professional Indemnity Lawyer by Doyle's Guide 2016 and 2015

                                                                   

Publications, Professional Guides and Presentations