Summary of practice & self
Accredited & Registered Mediator – CEDR 2001. Since accreditation Patrick has been involved in approximately 200 mediations, over 100 of which as lead Mediator. He is regularly appointed by Solicitors throughout the country to assist in resolving civil and commercial disputes. Patrick is comfortable dealing with all types of individuals including litigants in person through to senior executives and board members.
Patrick is an experienced commercial litigator and mediator with over 25 years’ experience of handling a wide range of cases to a high level. After 20 years admitted as a Solicitor, Patrick came to the Bar to join Chambers Mediation Group to dedicate himself further to mediation practice.
As a solicitor, Patrick has acted for a vast array of clients from Plc’s to individual private clients. He has experience of most UK tribunals including High Court (TCC, Chancery Division, QBD) Court of Appeal, County Court, and private arbitrations both in the UK and in Europe. He has acted for clients in many different countries and enjoys experiencing different cultures.
Patrick has unique experience and understanding of legal costs and funding.
Areas of expertise
Construction & Building
“Practical”, “Robust” “Calming and charming”
“Patrick is a very effective mediator indeed. His style is relaxed but authoritative. He quickly gains the confidence of the parties, and is then skilled at brokering a deal. I happily and warmly recommend Patrick.”
Paul Darling OBE QC, 39 Essex Chambers
“Patrick is one of the best mediators in the UK. He is practical, creative and gets results”
Gerard Khoshnaw, Partner, Gateley Plc
Head of Dispute Resolution & Risk Partner – large provincial law firm.
Sole Principle – niche specialist litigation law firm.
CEDR Lead Mediator Panel
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Mediation Panel
Association of Midlands Mediators
Association of Northern Mediators