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, 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.

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:

  • ALDI
  • Amelia Park Lodge
  • Amelia Park Wines
  • Boatshed
  • Bright Tank Brewing Co
  • Brookfield Place
  • Clubs WA
  • Cockburn Ice Arena
  • Colonial Leisure Group
  • El Grotto Bar & Taqueria
  • Event Cinemas
  • Grand Cinemas
  • Hotel Alex
  • Meat & Wine Co
  • Moonlight Cinemas
  • Perth Racing
  • Quarter Acre Hotel
  • QT
  • Raffles Hotel
  • Scarborough beachfront precinct venues
  • Si Paradiso
  • Various other breweries and wineries
  • Various other liquor stores
  • Various public events, including festivals and concerts
  • Various extended 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, 2020


Hillarys Yacht Club

Law Society of Western Australia

Marriage and Fertility Services

Mrcedes College Advisory Council (board member)

Mercedes College Alumni (board member)

Moore River Olive Growers Association

Next Generation Kings Park

Small Bar Association of WA (Treasurer)

Yachting Western Australia

29 July 2019
25 June 2019
14 May 2019
10 April 2019

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