Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson advises people in the liquor, events, hospitality and tourism industries in Western Australia on various aspects of their businesses. She can be involved from the outset of projects through to dealing with management, compliance, contracts, business development and ongoing operational issues. Jessica deal with businesses and projects of all shapes and sizes, all around Western Australia.

Among other things, Jessica advises applicants for new liquor licences, buyers and sellers of hospitality businesses, existing industry operators, developers and landowners of mixed use and entertainment precincts.

Jessica also provides advice and assistance to various sporting bodies, clubs and other incorporated associations including dealing with club rules/constitutions.

Jessica is a partner in Lavan's Liquor, Hospitality and Events team and has been practising in the related industries for more than 20 years,

In 2008, Jessica participated in the establishment of the Small Bar Association of WA Inc and was  part of the management committee until 2019. In 2012 she assisted in establishing the Perth International Jazz Festival Inc and was on the Board of Directors until 2018. Jessica currently holds four positions on different non-profit boards/management committees.


By way of just a few examples, Jessica has acted in respect of the following recent clients/projects, many of which have involved complicated issues and contested matters:

  • ALDI
  • Amelia Park – Lodge, Wines and Restaurant
  • Besk
  • Boatshed
  • Bright Tank Brewing Co
  • Brookfield Place
  • Clubs WA
  • Cockburn Ice Arena
  • Colonial Leisure Group
  • El Grotto Bar & Taqueria
  • Event Cinemas
  • Grand Cinemas
  • Hunter & BarrelMeat & Wine Co
  • Moonlight Cinemas
  • Perth domestic airport - lounges
  • Quarter Acre Hotel
  • QT
  • Raffles Hotel
  • Si Paradiso
  • Sun Pictures
  • Various other breweries and wineries
  • Various other liquor stores
  • Various shopping centre and precinct developments
  • Various public events, including festivals and concerts
Direct  +61 8 9288 6946
Fax  +61 8 9288 6001

Liquor Licensing, Hospitality and Events


Clubs and incorporated associations
Liquor licensing
Property and leasing for licensed premises
Risk management and compliance for events and venues


Five year articles (1999)


High Court of Australia (2000)

Supreme Court of Western Australia (1999)


Best Lawyers (Hospitality and Tourism Law) 2018, 2019, 2020


Hillarys Yacht Club Inc

Marriage and Fertility Services (board member)

Mercedes College Advisory Council (board member)

Mercedes College Alumni (board member)

Moore River Olive Growers Association

Next Generation Kings Park

Yachting Western Australia (board member)

27 September 2019
27 August 2019
29 July 2019
25 June 2019

Blog Posts
2 August 2018
20 March 2018
27 March 2018
24 May 2018