Patrick McCafferty KC

Patrick McCafferty KC

Patrick is an Associate Member of 5RB, but is not authorised to practice in England & Wales.

Patrick maintains chambers in Australia (given silk in Queensland, Australia 2018 and called 2005) where he resides.  He maintains a practice in accordance with Chamber’s profile.

For more information on Patrick please contact the Clerks at


2005 Called to the Bar of England and Wales
2018 Silk


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) First Class degree, Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL) Oxford University
Bachelor of Commerce, (BCom) University of Queensland


Bar Practice Certificate, Queensland University of Technology - 2004
Barrister, High Court of Australia - 2005

Areas of work

Data Protection and Information Law
Defamation and Malicious Falsehood
General Common Law
Pre-publication Advice
Privacy and Confidence
Reporting the Courts and Contempt


In 5RB News

27 Nov 2018

Patrick McCafferty given silk in Australia

5RB Associate Member appointed Queen's Counsel

1 May 2018

5RB acts in “unparalleled” Australian libel case

Talk show host Alan Jones accused Wagner family of responsibility for flood deaths

19 Sep 2013

Blackstone’s Guide to the Defamation Act 2013 published

Guide to the new Act out now