Experience and Background

A former City solicitor, Patrick is a member of Howes Percival's Insolvency Service team. Having joined the firm in 2005, he advises on and is responsible for the conduct of directors disqualification proceedings on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS). He has trial experience both in the High Court and county courts as well as wide experience of negotiated settlements in defended claims. Patrick also undertakes investigations on behalf of BIS in relation to directors misconduct.

Patrick trained and qualified with City of London firms, working for a number of years post-qualification in litigated insurance claims for UK and international insurers and reinsurers.

  • 2023 - Present: Howes Percival LLP, Director
  • 2005 - 2023: Howes Percival LLP, Senior Associate
  • 2001 - 2005: Clyde & Co, Solicitor
  • 1999 - 2001: Berrymans Lace Mawer, Solicitor
  • 1997 - 1999: Berrymans Lace Mawer, Trainee


"Patrick Manning is a very thorough litigator who is particularly adept in director disqualifications and has excellent knowledge of the law and the particular demands of litigation in that field."

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