Patrick has experience of a broad range of commercial disputes, and specialises in financial and insolvency matters.
Patrick has advised on and instructed Counsel in a number of high profile finance disputes in the Scottish Courts involving banks, private equity firms and other financial institutions. He has also appeared in the Sheriff Court in a range of commercial actions.
Patrick regularly provides strategic advice to clients in relation to recoveries and enforcement, including options available in relation to litigation funding.
Patrick has been ranked as an "Associate to Watch" by UK Chambers & Partners (2022). Patrick achieved his Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency through the Insolvency Practitioners Association in 2022 and currently sits as an R3, Insolvency & Restructuring 'NextGen' panel member.
Patrick's experience includes:
- Acting for a loan fund in a high profile litigation in the Court of Session where our client sought repayment against a background where the key security documentation had been lost. Following a 3 day proof, the fund were successful in proving the tenor of the missing security and in overcoming various challenges regarding the assignation of the security.
- Defending a bank in a complex action in the Court of Session in which the directors of a borrower company sought reduction of personal guarantees they had granted in support of the company. The case involves a range of allegations against the bank, including misrepresentation in relation to certain property valuations.
- Acting on behalf of a limited company under a Damages Based Agreement pursuing a seven-figure sum in relation to losses suffered as a result of professional negligence committed by their former solicitors.
- Appearing in Sheriff Court proceedings on behalf of a litigation funder in pursuing a claim relating to a breach of various director's duties and misfeasance.