Patrick joined the Setfords team in 2015 having previously been a Senior Associate and departmental head at a south coast firm. He brings a range of expertise to the firm:
Clinical negligence - Patrick has successfully concluded a full range clinical negligence claims, having recovered millions of pounds in compensation for his clients. He is a former AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents) panel member and accordingly a nationally recognised expert in this specialist area. Patrick's medical knowledge is formidable and serves him usefully in all aspects of his practice. His cases include birth injuries (cerebral palsy), brain injuries, spinal injuries (cauda equina syndrome), surgical errors, delayed cancer diagnosis, missed fractures and GP mistakes. Clients appreciate Patrick's caring and sympathetic approach.
Claims handling/risk assessment in a maritime context- Patrick and his team work closely with several of the International Group of Protection and Indemnity Clubs and their insured offering a comprehensive claims handling service for personal injury claims including all litigation services. He and the team deal with passenger and crew injuries ranging from slipping/tripping accidents and sickness claims (norovirus, food poisoning) through to serious burns, head and spinal injuries as well as inquests. Cases usually have an international dimension and include injuries sustained on a range of merchant vessels as well as private yachts. Clients appreciate Patrick's 'no nonsense' commercial approach to litigation.
Mediation - Patrick is also an accredited civil and commercial mediator. Patrick mediates a range of disputes from personal injury to international contractual matters.