“Practical” “Robust” “Calming and charming”
Practising Mediator Patrick Taylor has conducted over 120 mediations and advocated in a similar number for his own clients. His experience began in the 1990’s as a lawyer when resolving disputes for his own clients using the mediation process. Over the last fifteen years Patrick has gained considerable experience as a mediator. The types of dispute on which he has mediated are very varied but are mainly business to business agreements, professional liability / insurance and property and inheritance / trust cases.
Patrick is a qualified civil and commercial litigation Barrister with over 20 years’ experience in assisting clients resolve disputes (Solicitor 1996 – 2017). He has been recognised for his expertise in Commercial Litigation in The Legal 500 with particular emphasis upon his strength in mediation.
Patrick qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 and was a Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at Bridge McFarland until 2011 when he started his own law firm with offices in London and Lincolnshire. In October 2015 Patrick increased his focus on mediation by merging his litigation practice with another local practice. Patrick was called to the Bar in 2017 and now focusses his attention on providing mediation services. He has acted for private individuals, limited companies and plc’s in a wide range of commercial litigation with particular emphasis on professional liability, insurance, commercial contract disputes, construction law and matters involving the law of agency, particularly with an international flavour. Patrick has acted in a number of disputes touching upon the Commercial Agents Regulations and has considerable experience in litigating matters involving the fertiliser industry. He has acted for a national airline company and in disputes with values in excess of £5,000,000.