Full Name: Caroline Paterson
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 1123
Date of Admission: 23 Feb 2004
Called to the Bar: 19 May 2011
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 8 Mar 2016
Qualifications: BA, LLB, LLM
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


I signed the bar roll in May 2011 and read with Dan Sweeney. I practice exclusively in family law matters and have a growing trial practice in both the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court.
In 2016, I became a nationally accredited mediator and also obtained a Master of Laws from Monash University, in which I undertook course work in the areas of family law, negotiation, mediation and dealing with high conflict people. I am available to act as a mediator in both property and parenting matters.
After my admission to practice in 2004, I was a solicitor in private practice. I was initially employed by Dwyer Robinson Lawyers in Warrnambool, where I gained experience across a broad range of areas, including family law. For the three years immediately prior to coming to the Bar, I was a solicitor with CE Family Lawyers.
I am a Member of the Holmes List Committee, and was an active member of the Health and Wellbeing Committee of the Victorian Bar between 2012 and 2016.

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Mediation

Family Law

  • Parenting Orders
  • Property Disputes

Also Entitled to Practice in

  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia

Committee Memberships

  • (Committee Member) Family Law Bar Association

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