Patricia is currently on sabbatical and is unable to accept instructions.
Patricia specialises in Family Law, with expertise in Care Proceedings; Public Law and Children; Child Abuse and cases with an international aspect.
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.
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.
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.