Jessica Patterson advises people in the liquor, events, hospitality and tourism industries in Western Australia from the outset of projects through to dealing with management, compliance, business development and ongoing operational issues. Jessica deals with businesses and projects of all shapes and sizes.
Jessica advises applicants for new liquor licences, buyers and sellers of hospitality businesses, existing industry operators, developers and landowners.
Jessica is a partner in Lavan's Liquor, Hospitality and Events team and also provides advice and assistance to various sporting bodies, clubs and other incorporated associations including dealing with club rules/constitutions.
In 2008, Jessica participated in the establishment of the Small Bar Association of WA Inc and was its treasurer until 2019. In 2012 she assisted in establishing the Perth International Jazz Festival and was on the Board of Directors. until 2018. Jessica currently holds four positions on different non-profit boards/management committees.
Jessica has acted in respect of the following recent projects, many of which have involved complicated issues as well as objections and interventions:
Clubs and incorporated associations
Property and leasing for licensed premises
Risk management and compliance for events and venues
Five year articles (1999)
High Court of Australia (2000)
Best Lawyers (Hospitality and Tourism Law) 2018, 2019, 2020
Mrcedes College Advisory Council (board member)
Mercedes College Alumni (board member)
Moore River Olive Growers Association
Small Bar Association of WA (Treasurer)