Patrick is a member of the employment and personal injury groups, where he has a busy court practice and dispatches prompt written advice. He has particular experience in matters concerning the public sector.
As a former proof reader of law books for Oxford University Press, Patrick has a keen eye for detail, which he puts to excellent effect in cross-examination. Clients recommend him for being approachable, for understanding the issues quickly and for giving practical, down-to-earth advice.
Patrick’s first degree was in Psychology at Newcastle University. After working in management and editorial, he undertook his legal training at Nottingham Law School, where he was marked outstanding in advocacy. Before pupillage, he worked in busy solicitors’ offices in Birmingham, so he understands the value of client care, as well as the importance of maintaining strong client relationships.
Qualifications and Appointments
- BA (Hons) University of Newcastle upon Tyne
- Direct Access Accredited
- Birmingham Law Society Employment Law Committee
- Employment Law Association
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Patrick represents claimants and defendants in cases concerning road traffic accidents, employers and occupiers. He is instructed throughout the Court process, from interim applications to trial, and provides pragmatic advice at all times. He also has a busy paperwork practice, drafting pleadings and advising on liability and quantum, including fatal accidents.+ Add to Brochure
Fraud and Allegations of Fraud
Patrick has developed a specialism in insurance fraud, particularly in relation to fabricated and exaggerated claims. He has extensive experience in motor fraud cases, including LVI, phantom passengers, overstated injuries, exaggerated hire claims and induced accidents.
Patrick has a keen eye for detail, which he puts to excellent effect in cross-examination. He is regularly asked to proof defendant witnesses before trial and advise on credibility, as well as advising on prospects and tactics from receipt of the claim through to the final hearing.+ Add to Brochure