- Legal 500 2018
Patrick Walker has consistent 1st category ranking for his mediation skills in both Chambers and Legal 500 Directories. In 2009 he became one of the first 7 UK mediators certified by the International Mediation Institute (IMI).
Patrick specialised in property law for over thirty five years and has earned a reputation as a leader in that field, appearing in all courts, the Lands Tribunal and the Agricultural Land Tribunal. He sits part-time as Recorder and Deputy High Court Judge. With over 20 years' experience as a mediator he has mediated most types of commercial disputes and is frequently struck by the contrast between disillusioned parties at trial and satisfied parties at mediation. Legal directory references note that he manages to combine 'a measured professional and firm' approach with a 'light, friendly and inclusive' touch, offering 'everything you want from a mediator'. He brings a highly-informed and pragmatic approach to all disputes including property, broad commercial disputes and family and trust matters. Chambers Directory 2019 commented that "He's unbelievable at getting results in difficult situations; he's very objective and has high emotional intelligence so understands people.'
Patrick conducts mediations with perception and authority in both his specialist field of property law and in a wide variety of commercial disputes. He is experienced in multiparty disputes and is equally used to working with Leading Counsel or litigants in person. He works nationally and has a high success rate. Areas of expertise include:
Patrick has experience in many types of commercial disputes including intellectual property and compulsory purchase, and in areas as diverse as personal injury, nuisance, family and trust matters.
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