Patrick is an associate in the property and housing litigation team. Before commencing his training contract, Patrick worked as paralegal in the children and education team. He gained experience in the real estate, housing and litigation, family and charities teams before qualifying as a housing and property lawyer.
Patrick previously worked in a range of roles for a local housing authority and brings that knowledge to bear when helping clients with housing matters including defending possession proceedings or submitting homelessness reviews.
Patrick works with lessors and lessees, managing agents and freeholder companies of residential blocks and is building his experience in block-management. He has a particular interest in legal issues that affect real property and can advise on rights of way, easements, restrictive covenants, boundary and Party Wall Act disputes.
Patrick is representing clients affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in the public Inquiry and has assisted them with related housing matters.
- Advising on assured shorthold and Rent Act tenancies, obtaining vacant possession of a Rent Act tenancy during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Advising on and obtaining a significant premium and favourable terms for a freeholder in an Access to Neighbouring Land Act matter.
- Advising on noise nuisance and breach of lease matters.
- Advising commercial landlords on arrears recovery in the County Court and successfully resolving rent arrears matters. Advising on trespass and unauthorised works and resolving a matter in the pre-action stage.
- Advising on housing suitability reviews and establishing that a vulnerable social-housing client required a two-bedroom property following a suitability review.
Patrick is a member of Housing Law Practitioners Association and the Property Litigation Association.
- English Literature and Film Studies Sussex University
- Graduate Diploma in Law Brighton University