Full Name: Alexander Patton
Mobile: 0419 661 883
Chambers: David Ross Chambers
Room: 11
Date of Admission: 12 Aug 2008
Called to the Bar: 25 Oct 2012
Qualifications: BA, LLB
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


Since coming to the bar, Alex has developed a strong indictable crime practice and regularly appears for the defence in:

  • Trials and Pleas in the Supreme Court
  • Trials, Pleas and Appeals in the County Court
  • Mental Impairment/Fitness to be Tried matters in the Supreme and County Court
  • Bail applications in the Supreme, County and Magistrates Courts
  • Pleas, contested hearings and committal hearings in the Magistrates Court


Alex is highly experienced in indictable crime and has considerable experience in sexual offence, serious assault/violence, fraud/deception and drug matters.  In addition to this, Alex has represented parties before disciplinary tribunals and VCAT; as well as appearing at IBAC.  He accepts briefs in criminal matters in all Courts.

Alex travels extensively to regional Courts and has built valuable connections with many regional areas.

Alex is a member of David Ross Chambers, a boutique criminal defence chambers comprised of 17 successful barristers practicing exclusively in the criminal law.


Alex holds an Indictable Crime Certificate and is a member of the VLA Preferred Barrister List.



Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Corruption
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Drugs
  • Environmental
  • Extradition
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Royal Commissions

Also Entitled to Practice in

  • All Australian States and Jurisdictions
From 8 Nov 2012, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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