John Fitzpatrick

Principal Solicitor + Public Notary

Level 9, 123 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

PO Box Q65 QVB NSW 1230
t + 61 2 9231 0203
f + 61 2 9231 0141
m + 61 400 632 238

John has been a solicitor in the state of New South Wales since 1976.

With so many years experience in legal practice, John is a very practical and trusted legal adviser.

His main areas of legal practice include commercial and corporate, company secretarial, intellectual property and real estate, estate planning, probate and public notary work.

John has worked as a solicitor for the Corporate Affairs Commission (now ASIC) as General Counsel for 2 publicly listed companies, and extensively in private practice as a Partner in 2 large law firms from 1990 before establishing Sydney Legal Advisers in 2008.

Professional Background

John holds the following degrees:

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law;

Master of Business Law and Master of Health Law from the University of Sydney; and

Master of Law from University of Technology, Sydney.

John was on the Advisory Board of Catholic Aged Care for 5 years. Previously, he was a Director of Barnardos Australia for 10 years, and has been their honorary legal adviser since 1989. He was a director of Calvary Hospital for six years and a board member of Waverley College for 10 years. John continues to do pro bono legal work for a number of charities.

John is a former President of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association and wrote their first in-house counsel manual. He has lectured extensively on corporate law and commercial law, including an involvement with the Securities Institute since 1992, as lecturer and marker in Securities Industry Law and Ethics.

John has been a Public Notary since 1989.