Chair, City of London Law Society Training Committee
Patrick is the director of learning with Linklaters LLP. His main responsibilities include devising and implementing the firm’s L&D strategy, managing a team of over 30 and overseeing the design and delivery of learning interventions for all populations. He has a particular interest in capability development, in-room and virtual learning delivery, people aspects of business life and financial management.
Linklaters is the 2023 recipient of Legal Cheek’s Award for Best Training in a Law Firm (an award that is obtained through colleagues’ survey responses).
Before joining Linklaters, Patrick was head of learning and development at three other law firms – Herbert Smith Freehills, Berwin Leighton Paisner and Bird and Bird. Previous to that, he worked for five years in commercial conferencing. Patrick qualified as a commercial litigator in another City law firm, Denton Hall, in 1992. Before that, he graduated with a LLB in Law and German Law from King’s College London.
Patrick is also chair of the City of London Law Society Training Committee. In that role, established #CityCentury, a more-than-50-firm collaboration expected to bring in more than 100 solicitor apprentices into the City of London each year – he is now CEO.
He also founded the Society’s social welfare solicitor qualification fund which launched in December 2021 and now has funding for ca 100 candidates with £1 million raised.