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Patrick Gardner

  Position: Solicitor
  Practice Areas Family Law, Care and Protection, Criminal
  Admitted to Practice 2013

Patrick’s areas of practice include:

  • Financial Family Law
  • Parenting Arrangements
  • De facto relationships
  • Child Support matters
  • Violence Restraining Order proceedings
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Children’s Court Care and Protection
  • Children’s Court Criminal Matters


  • Juris Doctor (post-graduate law degree) Murdoch University 2012
  • Criminology and Psychology Degree Edith Cowan University 2008


  • Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia

Legal Experience:

Patrick regularly appears in the Children’s Court in a range of care and protection and children’s criminal matters.
Patrick provides advice and representation in the Family Court of Western Australia for private fee paying and Legally Aided clients in relation to divorce, financial and parenting matters under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and Family Court Act 1997 (WA).

In addition to his work in those courts, Patrick assists adult clients in criminal matters in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts of Western Australia.

Career History:

Prior to working with Bannerman Solicitors, Patrick worked at the Family Court of Western Australia for 7 years as a Court Officer. Patrick worked directly for a Magistrate in a Clerical/Assistant role, obtaining files for court, preparing the court for Hearings and helping the public with direction in relation to their matters. His familiarity with the internal processes of the Court and the expectations of judicial officers in Family Court proceedings make him an invaluable member of the Bannermans Team.

Personal Interests:

Patrick is a keen sportsman, regularly playing for his local WAFL football team.  He winds down from work with regular gym workouts.