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Michael Paterson - Principal

Qualifications:

As well as being a solicitor, Michael Paterson is also a software developer and is actively involved in both the legal and computer industries. He has dual qualification in both disciplines: B.Sc. (Computer Science) LL.B. (Hons.) A.N.U. (1982-1986).

With his knowledge and practical experience in the computer industry, Michael Paterson has developed a niche practice area in computer, technology and intellectual property law. In addition, he regularly presents seminars on computer-related legal issues to various industry and professional bodies and gives guest lectures at Curtin University and Edith Cowan University.

Organisations:

Developer of software for lawyers and settlement agents under licence from the Department of Land Administrator for 21st Century Legal Services;
A member of the Law Society since 1987; and
Associate Member of the Australian Computer Society since 1987.

Work History:

Oct 1998 to date sole principal of Michael Paterson & Associates
Jan 1996 to Oct 1998 sole principal of Picton-Warlow & Co
Nov 1992 to Dec 1995 partner of Picton-Warlow & Co
Apr 1992 to Oct 1992 consultant, Picton-Warlow & Co
Mar 1989 to Mar 1992 solicitor, Parker & Parker (now Freehills)
Mar 1987 to Mar 1989 articled clerk and restricted practitioner, Jackson McDonald

Sanity Preservers:

Family, board games (esp. war games), reading, rugby, golf (irregularly/badly!), and body surfing.

E-mail: michael @ patersons.com.au
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