Full Name: Caroline Paterson
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 1111
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 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.
Positions held:

Deputy Chair, Family Law Bar Association, Victorian Bar. 

Member, ADR Committee, Victorian Bar. 

Hon. Secretary, Victorian Golfing Lawyers Society

Member, Holmes List Committee.

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

  • (Member) Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • (Deputy Chair) Family Law Bar Association

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