Simon  Fitzpatrick
Simon Fitzpatrick

Simon has practised as a barrister in Sydney since 2010.  Before that he worked in New York for eight years, taught at the University of Sydney Law School, and was an associate at the High Court of Australia.

Simon’s practice includes commercial and corporate law, equity, insurance, professional indemnity, public law, trade practices, defamation, and intellectual property. He has appeared in representative proceedings (for applicants and respondents), commissions of inquiry (as counsel assisting ICAC, and for persons and institutions affected), and trials and appeals in federal and state courts. Simon also has experience conducting and acting for witnesses in examinations under the Corporations Act, Bankruptcy Act and ASIC Act.

‘Best Lawyers in Australia’ recognises Simon in the area of ‘Litigation’ (9th ed, 2017 to 14th ed, 2022).

Since 2019, Simon has been a member of a Professional Conduct Committee of the NSW Bar Association.  He also served as a volunteer Director of the Marrickville Legal Centre from 2016 to 2021.



  • Admitted to NSW Bar: 2010
  • Admitted to New York Bar: 2003
  • Admitted as a NSW Solicitor: 2001


  • 2002: LLM (Harvard Law School)
  • 2000: LLB (Hons I & Medal) (Sydney)
  • 1998: BA (Sydney)


“Prospects of Further Copyright Harmonisation?” [2003] European Intellectual Property Review 215 Download pdf

“The Death of the Recording Industry?” (2002) 7 Media and Arts Law Review 279

“Torts or Tort? The Imperial Expansion of Defamation” (2000) 8 Tort Law Journal 263Download pdf

“Protecting Australian Culture in the 21st Century: Television Content Regulation in a Globalising World” (2000) 5 Media and Arts Law Review 223

“Copyright Imbalance: US and Australian Responses to the WIPO Digital Copyright Treaty” [2000] European Intellectual Property Review 214Download pdf