Patrick McCafferty QC


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
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

  • Contempt
  • Data Protection
  • Defamation
  • Entertainment Law
  • General Common Law
  • Harassment
  • Malicious Falsehood
  • Media Law
  • Pre-publication Advice
  • Privacy and Confidence
  • Publishing
  • Reporting the Courts
  • Sports Law


Interim Injunctions and the Overlap between Privacy and Libel

By Patrick McCafferty QC. 14 Jul 2010


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