Patrick West

Year of Call: 2007

Inn: Lincolns Inn

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Patrick is personal injury barrister who is regularly instructed in hearings on the fast and multi-track. He also advises on liability and quantum and undertakes the drafting of schedules and counter schedules. He has successfully conducted and defended appeals in the High Court.

His extensive experience in personal injury, combined with his ability to marshal large amounts of detailed evidence, and his lively and effective cross-examination makes him a strong candidate for all aspects of personal injury fraud work.

Patrick has an established clinical negligence practice acting in dental treatment, general surgical errors and mental health care both in terms of liability and quantum issues.

Patrick is also experienced in stress at work claims and harassment claims.

He provides representation at inquests for both claimants and defendants, including on behalf of bereaved families.

Patrick successfully settled a million pound FFA clinical negligence claim on behalf of a multiple sclerosis sufferer whose spouse died from Swine Flu in the 2010 pandemic involving 16 experts with multiple technical clinical issues.

Professional memberships:

  • Personal Injury Bar Association

Qualifications & awards:

  • MA (Oxon) Modern History, First Class
  • LLB (Graduate) Nottingham Trent University, First Class
  • BVC Nottingham Trent University, Very Competent
  • Hardwicke Scholar and Sir Thomas More Bursary, Lincoln’s Inn

Additional information:

Originally from Bath, Patrick came to the Bar following a successful career as a television news reporter during which time he also provided media training for a range of blue chip UK companies and engaged in high level trade union representation both at ACAS and Westminster.