[photo] Pat Farnon (1996)Patricia Farnon (1986)





Patricia is currently on sabbatical and is unable to accept instructions.


Family Law

Patricia specialises in Family Law, with expertise in Care Proceedings; Public Law and Children; Child Abuse and cases with an international aspect.

  • Care Proceedings - Patricia has expertise in representing local authorities, parents, grandparents, children’s guardians, older children and interveners.
  • Public Law and Children - Patricia is an established family practitioner with particular reference to Public Law and children. She has particular experience in complex public law and adoption matters as well as matters involving child abuse, serious neglect, physical and sexual abuse, both current and historical, at all levels.
  • Multiple Parties - Patricia has been involved in various long running complex care cases involving multiple parties.
  • International Aspect - Patricia has been involved in a number of cases with an international aspect, often involving complex immigration issues. Patricia has also acted in international abduction cases involving both Hague and non Hague Convention countries.


Experienced Advocate

Patricia is a very experienced advocate appearing in all levels of Courts. Patricia honed her skills in cross-examination during the first seven years of her career when she practised predominantly in the Criminal Courts. Thereafter she developed a specialist Family practice in all areas of Family Law. In 2003 she joined Tooks Chambers and developed her Care practice further. By representing all parties in Care proceedings, Patricia is able to bring this knowledge and experience to the advantage of those she represents. In October 2013 Patricia joined 1 Mitre Court Buildings. 



Patricia is a trained Family Arbitrator. 


Client Care

Patricia is committed to the publicly funded Bar and to providing a first class service to her clients and prides herself on the client care she provides to both her lay and professional clients. She is frequently instructed to represent lay clients who have mental heath issues/personality disorders/learning disabilities  who require delicate and empathetic representation.


Speaking Events

Patricia has given seminars on Family Law to solicitors and barristers (CPD accredited), participated in the Court training of medical professionals and lectured students of the Versailles Bar (in English) on the English and Welsh Legal system.


Membership and Societies

  • Inner Temple
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Association of Lawyers for Children