Carl Paterson Finch, Senior Associate

Carl Paterson Finch, Solicitor, Go To Court Lawyers
Carl undertook his Bachelor of Laws at Monash University before moving on to complete his practical legal training at Leo Cussen Centre For Law, where he also completed the Advocacy Program.

Carl practices predominately in criminal, family and civil law and understands the different challenges his clients face across each. He knows how hard engaging in the legal process can be and the importance of making sure his clients are fully informed throughout each stage of their matter.

Carl has a passion for developing practical, not always purely legal, solutions to his client’s problems in order to achieve real-world outcomes.

Accreditations & memberships

    • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria

Charge withdrawn after sleeping driver collides with tram.

Our solicitor Carl Paterson Finch represented a 43-year-old male at Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court who was charged with careless driving.

The case involved our client who had a ‘microsleep’ and collided with a tram. Luckily, no one was injured and the only damage caused was to our client’s vehicle.

Our client ran his own business and was the sole breadwinner for his young family. If found guilty of the charge, he would have lost his licence due to demerit points, which would have had a devastating impact on the entire family.

After making legal submissions to the Prosecution, they agreed to withdraw the charge against our client. This meant that our client was able to keep his licence and continue to work to support his family.

That result was achieved by our experience, detailed preparation and the fact that we are willing to fight for our clients.

This case illustrates the importance of quality representation and the value of a solicitor like Carl Paterson Finch who will fight for the important issues.


by Lorraine T. via Google
Carl explained things very clearly and gave us the information we needed in regard to the upcoming court case for Scott.
by Frank S. via Google
Carl was very professional and helpful. He suggested an action plan that I am happy with and I have decided to go with his suggestions. I'm very happy with your recommendation.
by Jim M. via Google
I found the staff very helpful and my lawyer Carl Finch to be very thorough and professional. I also found the costs to be very reasonable and very competitive. I have no hesitation in recommending Go To court Lawyers to anyone in need of legal advice and representation. I will be definitely but coming back when and if the need arises.
by Kathy M. via Google
Our lawyer Carl Paterson Finch was quite Knowledgable on the subject and very honest about our outcome. My husband John Metaxiotis and I were quite impressed with the information he forwarded to us. We would definitely be recommending Mr Finch
by S. Kay via Google
Carl was a great help in representing me. He was thorough and clear in his communication and showed a high level of professionalism throughout our time together.
by Charlie B. via Google
Excellent!! Carl has been very thorough and quick to act/respond. He arranged a meeting in record time and sorted out everything, highly recommend this Company and in particular Carl's services.
by Marzeih S. via Google
Carl Paterson Finch, the lawyer supported me beyond his duties. I needed an urgent discuss with an expert lawyer in regard to the unexpected issue. I was very lucky that the company mad an appointment for me with Carl Paterson. Thank you Carl for your clear explanation to me, right advice and availability whenever I required.
by Kate J. via Google
Carl Paterson Finch, the lawyer has been a great support in such stressful time. I needed an urgent discuss with an expert lawyer in regard to the unexpected issue. I was very lucky that the company made an appointment for me with Carl . Thank you Carl for your clear explanation to me, right advice and availability i hope this saga can finish well and restore my faith on this profession.

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