Patrick has been engaged in construction and building disputes since 1990. Claims have included claims against architects and surveyors for negligent survey and design, claims between employers and contractors for and against payment of sums due under contracts. Patrick has been involved in numerous adjudications under the Construction Act and in proceedings to enforce adjudication awards.
Cases include a valuable arbitration under the Chamber of Commerce of Milan rules.
He is very comfortable with getting into the detail of smaller building dispute type claims between property owners and builders.
Retained as counsel to more than one large construction company.
Patrick brings his considerable skills in ADR to play where appropriate in such cases.
Patrick is a qualified CAA Pilot and has an interest in all things related to aviation. He has acted for parties to the sale of aircraft on issues relating to condition and airworthiness and associated warranties and representations. He has acted for repairers advising upon and enforcing lien including negotiating with Liquidators and Trustees.
Patrick also advises a UK Operator on its position in relation to flight delay and procedures to address the impact of E C Regulation 261 / 2004.
Although accredited by CEDR in 2001, Patrick was using mediation as part of the litigation process some years before this. Following accreditation, he has developed a significant practice as a mediator and is a member of a number of recognised Panels. Overall he has been involved in several hundred mediations in one capacity or another. The subject matter and value of these claims vary greatly - from low financial value but tricky disputes (often involving individual parties who are sometimes unrepresented) to multi party disputes of a greater sum. Many firms of solicitors turn to Patrick again and again as their first choice of mediator.
Patrick has been involved in a small number or arbitrations under the Milan Chamber of Commerce Rules, AAA and ad hoc. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.