Patrick Monahan is a senior partner in the insurance team.

Patrick is regarded as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in the area of professional indemnity insurance and directors' and officers' liability insurance, representing company directors, solicitors, barristers, accountants, auditors, insurance brokers, stockbrokers, estate agents and other professionals, as well as their insurers. He also acts regularly for banks and financial institutions on the instructions of their insurers.

Patrick's expertise includes dispute resolution and litigation, in particular involving financial services, professional negligence, insurance litigation, and commercial litigation. He acts for financial institutions, insurers and underwriters at Lloyd’s and internationally.

Patrick frequently speaks at conferences on insurance and reinsurance topics throughout Australia and has been published in many professional journals.

Patrick is listed in a number of legal directories. Patrick is named the Best Lawyers in Australia 2018 Insurance "Lawyer of the Year" in Melbourne. Patrick is also listed in the 2013-2023 editions of Best Lawyers in Australia in the area of insurance law, as well as for alternative dispute resolution in 2016-2023. He is also listed in the 2020-2023 editions for professional malpractice litigation. 

Chambers and Partners lists him as a leading insurance lawyer recognising him as one of the best in his jurisdiction (2013-2022). In 2014 and 2016 he was listed in Who's Who Legal for insurance and reinsurance. Patrick was listed as a leading individual in insurance in the 2015-2020 editions of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and in the Hall of Fame category in the 2021-2022 editions. In 2015 and 2017-2021, Doyle's Guide listed Patrick as a pre-eminent Melbourne professional indemnity lawyer. Patrick is also listed in the 2018 Insurance and Reinsurance ExpertGuides.

Patrick was admitted to practice in Victoria in 1987.

Area of expertise
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Australian Insurance Law Association