On 6 November 2014, Patrick was first appointed Chairperson of the Legal Aid Commission for a term of three years. The Minister for Justice re-appointed Patrick for a further three year term commencing on 6 November 2017.
Patrick graduated from the University of Tasmania with the combined degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws in 1995.
Patrick has practiced in commercial litigation since 1995 where his practice has included debt recovery, estate disputes, partnership, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, professional negligence claims and residential and commercial tenancy disputes.
Patrick became a member of the board of management of Plane Tree Studio Inc. in 1997 and has been a Chair of its Board of Management since 1998.