Patrick is a full-time mediator with over 20 years’ experience who is consistently rated in the top tier of various legal directories. He is accredited by the CEDR and the ADR Group, and has experience not only as a barrister but also as a part-time judge in the High Court and the county courts.
He has an enviable reputation as an “exceptional mediator who is easy to work with, trustworthy and focused”, according to The Legal 500 (2020) which adds: “His no-nonsense approach is to be admired and he is skilful in handling difficult clients.” He works throughout the UK and since the start of the covid-19 pandemic has led the way in video mediation, typically completing two or three per week. He has a high success rate and unequivocally positive feedback for all types of mediation, with one client stating: "I genuinely do not see how Patrick could have been better as a mediator. Throughout the preparation he was very helpful – particularly as none of the six parties or their solicitors had any experience of a remotely conducted mediation, and were quite sceptical as to whether it could work at all – firm where necessary in the mediation itself, but unfailingly courteous and constructive. I do not see how it could have gone better. Based on that experience, I would recommend remote mediation even when lockdown is lifted as an effective and cost-saving alternative.”
Patrick’s background is as a property litigator, but he mediates a wide range of disputes including trust and probate; professional negligence; share purchase; commercial contracts; construction; compulsory purchase and insurance; and types of cases related to commercial matters, agricultural and domestic property, landlord and tenant matters, easements, riparian rights, etc.