Mead, Patrick

  Brisbane, QLD / Sydney, NSW / Melbourne, VIC, Australia
 +61 7 3000 8353
 +61 7 3000 8440
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Academic and professional qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Queensland University of Technology
  • Master of Laws, Queensland University of Technology
  • Professional Certificate in Arbitration, University of Adelaide
  • Graded Arbitrator, Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia
  • Accredited Mediator, Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia
  • Registered Adjudicator (BCIPA)
  • Queensland Supreme Court Accredited Mediator
  • Advisory Board Member of QUT Law and Justice Journal
  • Co-chair, Construction Specialty Group – TAGLaw (international legal network)
  • Best Lawyers in Australia 2017 - Construction/Infrastructure Law
  • Best Lawyers in Australia 2016 - Construction/Infrastructure Law
  • Leading Queensland Construction & Infrastructure Lawyer by Doyle's Guide 2016
  • Leading Brisbane Professional Indemnity Lawyer by Doyle's Guide 2015

Relevant experience

Patrick Mead is the Senior Construction & Engineering Partner at Carter Newell.

Patrick practices in the specialist areas of construction and engineering contract drafting, claims and commercial dispute resolution for industry participants. In that field he advises a large number of national contractors, engineers, suppliers and principals. He and his team have considerable experience in the field of building and construction law embracing all aspects of contract advice, contract drafting and contract claims involving issues of defective work, negligence, trade practices, quantum meruit, programming, delay costs, extension of time, variations and liquidated damages.

Patrick has also practised for much of the past decade in the specialist area of construction and engineering claims, acting for both underwriters and industry participants. In addition to the defence of construction and engineering claims, he provides high level advice to underwriters nationally and internationally in relation to the interpretation of policy provisions, suitability of insurances and the applicability of policy exclusions, particularly those in relation to defective design and workmanship.

He has acted in a number of international disputes and arbitrations including ones governed by ICC guidelines and has been involved in international disputes in Greece, Africa and Korea. Patrick is a member of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia and is a Graded Arbitrator and Mediator through that Institute. He is also a Registered Adjudicator under the BCPIA. His work in the areas of building and construction law and dispute resolution has been published nationally and internationally and he is regularly invited to speak at industry related seminars.


  • Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators of Australia
  • Construction Dispute Practitioners Society
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group Inc
  • Australian Insurance Law Association