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 an Advocacy Program.
Carl practices predominantly in family law and civil law as well as criminal law and understands the different challenges his clients face in each area. He knows how challenging it is to engage with the legal process and the importance of making sure his clients are fully informed throughout each stage of their matter.
Carl has a passion for developing practical solutions to his client’s problems in order to achieve real-world outcomes. He prides himself on thinking outside of the box when it comes to finding solutions to intractable legal problems.
Accreditations & Memberships
- Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
Success Stories and Publications
- Fines dramatically reduced for victim of domestic violence
- Important Changes to the Infringement System (Vic)
- Driver Demerit Point System in Victoria
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 fell into a ‘microsleep’ while driving and collided with a tram. Luckily, no one was injured and the only damage caused was to our client’s vehicle.
Our client runs his own business and is the sole bread-winner for his young family. If found guilty of the charge, he would have lost his licence due to an accumulation of demerit points. This would have had a devastating impact on his 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 the combination of solicitor experience, detailed case preparation, and the determination of every member of our criminal law team 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 best outcome for his clients.