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Patrick Turner

Principal Lawyer
Patrick Turner

Patrick Turner is an employment and industrial Principal Lawyer working in Maurice Blackburn’s Brisbane office. In 2023 and 2024, Patrick was recognised by the Doyles Guide as a Leading Employment Lawyer (Employee & Union Representation) and is a member of the Queensland Law Society’s Occupational and Discipline Law Committee.

Practice Area

Employment issues



“For many, our work is at the core of our identity,” says Patrick.

“When people are dismissed, discriminated against, bullied or otherwise mistreated in the course of their employment, this can pose a serious threat to their financial state and mental health. I practice employment law to fight for those who have suffered wrongs and who most need an advocate.”

Patrick acts for trade unions and private clients (employees, executives, directors) in litigated and non-litigated industrial disputation, disciplinary matters, breach of contract claims, general protections claims, unfair dismissals, discrimination complaints, anti-bullying matters, contractual negotiations, defamation, consumer law claims and other claims and actions arising under employment and industrial legislation. 

In 2019, Patrick was appointed to the Queensland Law Society's Occupational and Discipline Law Committee.  

"I would like to thank you for all your help, support and advice. You are one of the unforgettable good person in my life. And thanks Maurice Blackburn, thanks for standing against injustice." - Testimonial from a 7-Eleven worker

Memberships & accreditations

  • Queensland Law Society | Member
  • Queensland Law Society | Occupational Discipline Law Committee Member
  • YFS Ltd Community Services | Logan, QLD | Deputy Board Chair


  • Doyle's Guide | QLD Leading Employment Lawyer | 2023 & 2024
  • Doyle's Guide | QLD Rising Star Employment & WHS Law | 2022
  • Lawyers Weekly | 30 Under 30 Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety Award | 2017
  • Maurice Blackburn Lawyers | Queensland Social Justice Award | 2017

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Our Canberra office is now closed, but our team continues to serve ACT clients and are available for phone and video appointments. If you need legal advice, please call us on 1800 675 346.

We have lawyers who specialise in a range of legal claims who travel to Tasmania. If you need a lawyer in Hobart, Launceston or elsewhere in Tasmania, please call us on 1800 675 346.