Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

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 Licensing, 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 has become its treasurer.  In 2012 she assisted in establishing the Perth International Jazz Festival and is on the Board of Directors.

Recent major projects

Jessica has acted in respect of the following recent projects, many of which have involved complicated issues as well as objections and interventions:

  • Brookfield Place
  • Clubs WA
  • Cockburn Ice Arena
  • El Grotto Bar & Taqueria
  • Event Cinemas
  • Hotel Alex
  • Matisse Beach Club
  • Peppers Kings Square Hotel
  • Perth Racing
  • RugbyWA (inc Western Force)
  • Scarborough Beach Bar
  • Various breweries
  • Various liquor stores
  • Various public events, including festivals and concerts
  • Various wineries
  • Various late trading permits
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


Hillarys Yacht Club

Law Society of Western Australia

Marriage and Fertility Services

Mercedes College Alumni

Moore River Olive Growers Association

Next Generation Kings Park

Perth International Jazz Festival

Small Bar Association of WA (Treasurer)

Yachting Western Australia

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10 October 2018
18 September 2018

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27 March 2018
24 May 2018