Patrick McGrath
Patrick McGrath
Patrick McGrath Partner
t: +61 3 9291 2369
m: +61 411 756 511
o: Melbourne

Patrick McGrath


About Patrick

Patrick is a highly experienced insurance lawyer and litigator who helps insurers, underwriters and insureds to resolve claims across a broad range of products. His clients rate his combination of construction, engineering and financial services knowledge, practical legal solutions and commercial acumen.

For the last five years, Patrick has been included in the Australian Financial Review's Best Lawyers list in the Insurance category.

What he does

Patrick focuses on insurance advisory work and manages medium to large-scale claims, primarily in the financial services, construction and engineering sectors. He has significant expertise across a range of insurance classes, including professional indemnity, management liability, investment management, directors and officers, construction and contract works, cyber risks and public and products liability insurance. Patrick also advises on disputes in the life insurance sector.   

Who he works with

Patrick works with Australian and UK-based insurers, underwriters, claims administrators and brokers.

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What his clients say

Listed: Recommended for Commercial Insurance law - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018


Patrick has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, Melbourne. He was admitted to practice in Victoria in 1997 and as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2003.

Life before Sparkes

Patrick began his career at a small firm in Melbourne in 1996, before joining Baker & McKenzie and working with them in Melbourne and London. He commenced as a senior associate at Lander & Rogers in July 2003 and became a partner in 2008. 

Life outside of Sparkes

Patrick loves travel, learning languages and Italian cooking and has spent time living in Italy, France and England. He enjoys spending time in the mountains regardless of the season. Closer to home, he is permanently on call as his son's tennis hitting partner and basketball trainer and on weekends he runs a taxi service for all his children's sporting activities.