Patrick specialises in company law, insolvency and commercial fraud. Patrick regularly acts on substantial shareholder disputes and restructurings with recent cases including the Petropavlovsk plc litigation, a board dispute relating to the $1.4bn UK listed Russian gold mining company, the Tonstate Group litigation, relating to the owner of hotels worth in excess of £500 million, and the Arcadia (Topshop/Topman) and Regis (Supercuts) CVAs.
Patrick is consistently identified as a leading junior by both Chambers UK (Company) and The Legal 500 (Commercial Litigation; Company; Insolvency).
The Legal 500 2022 have identified Patrick as 'An absolutely excellent junior: very diligent, analytical, mature beyond his years.'(Commercial Litigation); ‘A real star of the future.’ (Company) and 'Technically superb, commercially astute and tactically switched on.' (Insolvency). Patrick has also been recognised in Legal 500 2021 as having ‘Superb attention to detail and routinely one move ahead of the opposition’ (Commercial Litigation); whilst noting that Patrick is ‘An exceptional young advocate, able to pick up a complex case very quickly, grasp the legal thorns immediately and find key advantages for his clients’ (Insolvency) and ‘Impressive and provides a good service.’ (Company). Chambers UK 2021 acknowledge that "Patrick is very commercial and brilliant as part of a team" (Company). Patrick is recognised as “a clever, accommodating and client-friendly junior counsel" (Chambers UK 2020); "An extremely bright and commercial junior who tackles complex legal issues with aplomb” (Chambers UK 2019) and someone who “stands out over and above anyone else for his black letter law knowledge and his ability to find solutions to difficult and complicated issues" (Chambers UK 2018).
Patrick has been involved in some of the largest civil fraud claims in recent years including the $2 billion LIA v Societe Generale litigation, involving allegations of bribery and undue influence and the JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshelnniy Bank v Pugachev litigation on applications for £1.17 billion freezing orders, search orders, passport orders and committal applications.
Patrick’s cases often involve an international element and applications for pre-emptive and interlocutory relief including freezing orders, Norwich Pharmacal orders and other interim injunctions.
Patrick’s recent cases include: