Re M (Contact: Parental Responsibility)  2 FLR 342
Patricia is a senior practitioner with extensive experience in all areas of family law. She provides realistic and robust advice at all stages of proceedings and works tirelessly on behalf of her clients to achieve the best possible outcome for them.
Although Patricia has experience of all levels of private law children cases representing both mothers and fathers, typically her work centres on more complex cases often involving allegations of emotional, sexual or physical abuse or where domestic violence or mental health are significant issues. Her recent cases also include applications for temporary and/or permanent leave to remove children from the UK.
Patricia undertakes work for all parties within care proceedings and has extensive experience at all levels, often representing parents with significant mental health issues. Recent cases have included clients with both addictions and personality disorders (as well as learning disabilities) and who have themselves been the subject of care proceedings as children.
Re P (Care Proceedings: Father’s Application to be Joined as a Party)  1 FLR 781
A significant part of Patricia’s practice consists of family finance cases, including financial remedy order applications, TLATA applications and Schedule 1 Children Act applications for high net worth clients, in which she represents husbands and wives or third parties. Recent cases have involved significant aspects of non-disclosure/hidden assets, non-engagement and enforcement including in respect of overseas assets.
Patricia understands the need to provide proactive, pragmatic and realistic advice along with creative solutions which encourages parties to reach settlements which meets their respective needs preferably without lengthy costly and exhausting litigation.
What the directories say
“Her client skills are very impressive, she’s extremely bright, and she pulls out very clever arguments to get her results. A smart barrister who is great to have on board.”
Chambers & Partners 2019
“She is a born winner” – tier 4
The Legal 500 2018
“She is skilful on her feet and excellent in cross-examination, delivering the killer question when least expected. Her delivery is calm, logical and measured, meaning that judges listen.”
Chambers & Partners 2018
“An approachable and knowledgeable practitioner” – tier 4
The Legal 500 2017
“She’s extremely good and very down-to-earth. She also has very good attention to detail.” Chambers & Partners 2017
“A private and public law specialist.”
The Legal 500 2016
“She has excellent advocacy skills, and the ability to advise in difficult cases with care and tact.” The Legal 500 2015
Patricia is ranked in Chambers & Partners where she is described as “paying superb attention to detail” and also in The Legal 500 where her practise is described as “focusing primarily on high-value ancillary relief matters”. Patricia is credited with being “very good on her feet”.
Family Law Bar Association