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.
- 2005-date Solicitor, Howes Percival
- 2001-2005 Solicitor, Clyde & Co
- 1999-2001 Solicitor, Berrymans Lace Mawer
- 1997-1999 Trainee, Berrymans Lace Mawer
Insolvency: Investigations – How Can a Non-Party Get Documents from the Court File
In Cape Intermediate Holdings Limited v Dring  EWCA Civ 1795 the Court of Appeal clarified what documents a non-party can obtain from the court file. Sarah Lee outlines the procedure and what court documents a non-party is entitled…
Insolvency: Obligation to pay for shares not a liquidated sum
Adila Malik, from our insolvency team, reviews the Court of Appeal decision in Doherty v Fannigan Holdings Ltd  EWCA Civ 1615 which considered whether a payment obligation in a share purchase agreement gave rise to a claim for…
Insolvency: Government Consults on New Preferential Creditor Status for HMRC
On 26 February 2019, the government launched a consultation on proposals to make HMRC a “secondary preferential creditor”. Business owners, directors, lenders and insolvency practitioners have until 27 May 2019 to feedback on these…
Howes Percival expands commercial property team to meet growing demand
Following an increase in new instructions, Howes Percival…
Howes Percival appointed to The Insolvency Service’s £16m legal panel
Howes Percival has been re-appointed to The Insolvency…
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