Mon - Fri 08.30 - 18.00
Second Floor Goldsmith Building Temple London EC4Y 7BL
Tel: +44 020 7936 3637
Fax: +44 020 7583 2061
DX 458 London Chancery Lane
Chambers provides an out of hours service. If you call Chambers main number you will be diverted to the clerk on call who will be able to deal with your enquiry.
Year of Call - 1972
Year of Silk - 1996
Patrick is a highly experienced practitioner who specialises in defending cases involving murder and manslaughter.
After years prosecuting high-profile cases involving terrorism and serious fraud, Patrick specialises in defending homicides – where he combines a meticulous approach with an ability to put defendants at their ease.
He devotes time and attention to evidential detail – on the long-held principle that time spent in reconnaissance is seldom wasted. He has a good network of expert witnesses and a strong knowledge of firearms and ammunition.
Patrick prides himself on his ability to communicate with defendants, giving them the time they need – and helping them remain calm despite the serious charges they may face.
He believes in taking time to support the family of a defendant – helping them stay aware of what is happening during a period of difficulty and stress.
Patrick is also a recorder with both criminal and civil jurisdiction, and a tribunal judge with the mental health review tribunal.
Patrick teaches advocacy at the University of Hertfordshire
Recorder (criminal and civil jurisdiction)
Tribunal judge with mental health review tribunal
Master of the Bench, Inner Temple
Attempted murder/Section 18, in which the defendant eviscerated his victim with a machete. Not guilty both counts.
A Royal Marine charged with fraud and theft and possession of 500 rounds of rifle ammunition. Not guilty on all counts Truro Crown Court.
Wood Green Crown Court. Attempted murder/Section 18. A North London street gang stabbing. Not guilty on all counts.
Attempted murder, in which the victim was stabbed 46 times. Snaresbrook Crown Court.
Gross negligence and manslaughter, whereby the victim was killed by mechanical digger – guilty, sentence suspended. Wolverhampton Crown Court.
Murder, the victim shot in care home by husband who was found not guilty of murder and sentenced to a hospital order. Chelmsford Crown Court.
Murder, in which the victim was beaten to death. Client found not guilty of murder, guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to a hospital order. Winchester Crown Court.
Murder, in which the victim was stabbed 8 times by neighbour. Found guilty of manslaughter – 13 years imprisonment. Inner London Crown Court.
The victim, a suspected paedophile, was stabbed. Chelmsford Crown Court.
Victim was beaten to death. Winchester Crown Court.
Historical child sex offences. Guilty and sentenced to 23 years’ imprisonment. Southwark Crown Court.
Victim was driven over 6 times with a large Mercedes. Defendant sentenced to life imprisonment. Chelmsford Crown Court.
Murder of one identical twin by the other. Winchester Crown Court.
Cage fighter acquitted of murder. Maidstone Crown Court.
Substantial fraud involving stolen scrap metal. Acquitted of all charges. Oxford Crown Court.
Attempted contract killing. Victim survived. Acquitted on all charges.
Contract killing. Central Criminal Court.
Billion dollar negotiable instrument fraud. Southwark Crown Court.
Drugs conspiracy involving transport of heroin through British Army bases in Germany. Manchester Crown Court.
Unprovoked attack on a man at night. Acquitted of manslaughter. Central Criminal Court.
Money laundering Columbian drug funds. Southwark Crown Court.
Rape, s.18 and child cruelty. Acquitted of all charges. Blackfriars Crown Court.
Conspiracy to import drugs by the ton from Columbia. Acquitted of all charges. Central Criminal Court.
Known as the Airline Bombers’ Case. The defendant was acquitted of the main charge of conspiracy to destroy aircraft. Woolwich Crown Court.
Known as the Lakeland Terrorist Training camp case. B was acquitted. Woolwich Crown Court.
Corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences. Acquitted of manslaughter.
Multi-million investment fraud. Southwark Crown Court.