Patrick Wainwright

Call: 1994


Following his pupillage in 1994, Patrick initially enjoyed a mixed practice, with an emphasis on family law. In 1998 he was awarded a Pegasus Scholarship which involved a four month placement in Melbourne with the Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia. He has practiced exclusively in family law since 1999.

He joined St Philips in 2002 and specialises in the law relating to children.

Patrick has extensive experience of both public law and private law matters. He undertakes work in the Family Proceedings Court, County Court and High Court and acts on behalf of parents, Local Authorities, the Official Solicitor and Children’s Guardians.

He deals in cases involving care and adoption applications, residence and contact disputes and applications to remove children from the jurisdiction.

He is a member of the Family Lawyers Bar Association, Association of Lawyers for Children and British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering.

Qualifications and Appointments:

MA Hons. (Oxon) 1991

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