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Biography

Patrick qualified as a solicitor in 2017 and was promoted to Associate in our employment team in 2020. He is known for providing succinct and pragmatic advice to clients on a broad spectrum of employment and HR matters. Patrick is described by the legal directory, the Legal 500 as “personable, responsive, knowledgeable and reassuring”.

On a daily basis, Patrick advises on various contentious and non-contentious employment issues, from day-to-day HR matters to more complicated restructuring and redundancy projects.  He advises a range of clients, from small family-owned businesses to individual senior executives and large multi-national companies.

Patrick prides himself on offering clear advice, with an emphasis on finding strategic and commercial solutions for his clients.

Expertise and Past Cases

Patrick’s recent matters include:

  • Advising on a redundancy exercise for a large multi-national private sector company;
  • Supporting various corporate acquisitions and mergers;
  • Assisting a range of employers on difficult employee management issues, such as long-term ill health cases and complicated disciplinary and grievance processes;
  • Settlement agreements and employee exits, including complex shareholder dispute situations;
  • Drafting/assessing HR documents, including bonus and commission schemes, tailored employment contracts, policies and business protections;
  • Advising on restrictive covenants from the perspective of both employee and employer;
  • Delivering training for clients; and
  • Representing both employers and employees in the Employment Tribunal on unfair dismissal and discrimination cases.

Testimonials

Specialist Areas

Our legal services are underpinned by our knowledge and expertise in the following areas.