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Patrick Hart

Partner

T: 020 7842 1435 (DDI)
T: 020 7583 2222
E: patrick.hart@roydswithyking.com

Patrick has specialised in family law since qualifying in 1992 and has remained with the same firm throughout his career. Patrick made Partner and Head of Family at Royds Treadwell in 1997 and is now head of Family in London following the Royds Withy King merger in 2016.



About Patrick

Patrick applies the wealth of experience he has accumulated by finding sensible, early compromises where possible and taking up a robust settlement position where necessary. Where court applications arise, he undertakes much of the advocacy at court.

Patrick specialises in complex financial proceedings upon divorce, which more often involve cross-jurisdictional issues, offshore trusts and overseas assets. He has a particular interest in untangling corporate structures and disputes arising between company directors and shareholders. Those usually require a forensic examination of company accounts prior to valuation.

Patrick considers himself to be a “solicitor for life”, maintaining strong connections and valued friendships with clients post-proceedings or for whenever called upon. In years gone by Patrick was a keen sportsman and chess player. He applies those skills now to provide an assured approach to his work and tactical planning to the cases he takes up.

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Patrick was admitted to the Law Society in 1993 and is also a member of Resolution.

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