Patrick Mead
Patrick Mead

Patrick Mead

Partner

About Patrick

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.

In 2023 Patrick won Lawyers Weekly’s Construction & Infrastructure Partner of the Year after winning the award for the first time in 2020. He was also named 2021 Lawyers Weekly Dispute Resolution Partner of the Year. In 2019 he won Lawyers Weekly Litigation Partner of the Year and 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 – 2025 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 2023, 2022, 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).

Patrick's areas
of expertise and industry focus

Areas of expertise

Dispute Resolution
& Litigation

Arbitration & Mediation

Insurance

Class Actions

Construction, Projects & Infrastructure

Construction Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Construction, Projects & Infrastructure

Construction Insurance

Construction, Projects & Infrastructure

Construction, Projects & Infrastructure

Corporate Legal Services

Corporate & Commercial Litigation

Corporate Legal Services

Corporate Legal Services

Dispute Resolution
& Litigation

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Insurance

General Liability

Insurance

Insurance

Insurance

Property & Subrogated Recoveries

Professional recognition

2023

Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards – Construction and Infrastructure Partner of the Year

2021

Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards – Dispute Resolution Partner of the Year

2020

Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards – Construction and Infrastructure Partner of the Year

2019

Australian ADR Awards – ADR Practitioner of the Year

2019

Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards – Litigation Partner of the Year

2022 – 2016

The Best Lawyers in Australia – Alternative Dispute Resolution; Construction/Infrastructure Law; Insurance Law

2022 – 2016

Doyle’s Guide – Leading Queensland Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyer 

2016 – 2015

Doyle’s Guide – Leading Queensland Professional Indemnity Lawyer

Featured insight

First Party Insurance in Australia: Legal Essays

Written by Partner, Patrick Mead, this collection of 12 essays is intended as a valuable resource for insurers of first party risks, and their advisors, brokers, loss adjustors, third party administrators, and other insurance industry professionals.

Latest insights by Patrick

First Party Insurance in Australia: Legal Essays

26 April 2024
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Australian Civil Liability Guide (12th edition)

1 August 2023
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Insurance Policy Exclusion for ‘Flood’: Landel Pty Ltd & Anor v Insurance Australia Ltd [2021] QSC 247

1 November 2021
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