Pat McIntyre

0417 805 956


Patrick McIntyre has worked in civil litigation since commencing work as an articled clerk in Adelaide in 1975 while he undertook his legal studies.

Since his admission to the Bar in 1979 his practice can be summarised as follows:

1979-81 -  Employed Solicitor, Adelaide SA

1981-94 -  Managing Partner SA Rural/Regional Law firm

1994-96 -  Employed Solicitor, Darwin NT

1996-current -  Barrister, Darwin NT


Current Dominant Areas of Practice

  • Civil Remedies

  • Constitutional, Administrative & Local Government Law

  • Contract, Commercial & Estate Law

  • Discrimination Law

  • Dispute Resolution

  • Indigenous Rights & Native Title Law

  • Equity

  • Licensing


Counsel in the following significant cases

Kadlunga v ETSA [1985] 39 SASR 410

Blyth District Hospital v SA Health Commision [1988] 49 SASR 501

Hiroti v The Queen [1997] NTSC 103

Milatos & Anor v Clayton Utz [2007] NTSC 44

Amoonguna Community Inc & Ors v Northern Territory of Australia & Anor [2014] NTSC 33

Gondarra v Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs [2014] FCA 25.

NLC v Quall [2019] FCFCA 77 - 20 May 2020

Administrative Tribunals

Patrick has been the legal practitioner member of the NT Building Practitioners Board and chaired its Disciplinary Tribunal and is currently chair of the Thoroughbred Racing NT Appeals Committee.  He has appeared as counsel in numerous administrative tribunals including Royal Commission hearings, AAT, NTCAT and Coronial hearings.

Patrick's terms of retainer and a curriculum vitae detailing his extensive history facilitating complex multi-party, cross-cultural and politically sensitive negotiations and his work in education and training is available upon request.