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Patricia has special expertise in all areas of land law, including native title and environmental law. Before being called to the Bar, Patricia worked as a researcher and lecturer at Sydney University, as an Associate and as Senior Deputy Registrar in the Federal Court of Australia, and was the first Registrar of the National Native Title Tribunal.
Since commencing practice at the Bar, Patricia has appeared in many property and equity cases in the Supreme Court of NSW and in native title matters in the Federal Court. She has also been appointed:
• as a member of the National Native Title Tribunal (1998-2000);
• as an occasional consultant on Land to the mediators and parties at the Sudanese Peace Negotiations (2003-2010);
• as an arbitrator under the Mining Act 1992 (NSW) (2007-2014);
• as a senior lecturer in law at Sydney University teaching Contracts, Real Property, and Legal Interpretation (2008 – present).
She is a co-author of Sale of Land in NSW: Commentary and Materials
5th edition, Thomson Reuters 2010
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