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 is an Associate in the Banking Disputes department of Addleshaw Goddard, specialising in banking disputes involving retail banking, asset/invoice finance, professional negligence, fraud and debt recovery.
Patrick has extensive experience of insolvency matters and acts for a number of litigation funders whilst also regularly advising a wide-range of clients on litigation funding.
Patrick has been ranked as an "Associate to Watch" by UK Chambers & Partners (2022 & 2023). 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.