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Patrick Blakesley KC

Call 1993 • KC 2018

"He is calm, thoughtful and has a good manner with clients and judges."
(Legal 500 2016)

Clinical Negligence

In this area Patrick generally acts in contribution claims or claims against co-defendants in cases of inadequate medical treatment following trauma, or negligent failure to identify and treat conditions such as epilepsy in patients who go on to injure third parties.

Selected Cases

Patrick deals with clinical negligence issues connected with personal injury cases.  A recent example is the ongoing case of C v S  in which he acts against a GP who misdiagnosed the early signs of epilepsy, for a claimant whose driving in an automatic and epileptic state caused a serious RTA.

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Recommendations


“He is calm and collected, and always has a good handle on the wider commercial issues at play.”

Chambers & Partners, 2024

‘Patrick is a very eloquent and elegant advocate. He has a calm and forceful manner as well as being highly intelligent.’

Legal 500, 2024

“His technical knowledge and commercial awareness are very impressive. He is a strong negotiator.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“Patrick is a formidable opponent, striking the right balance between pragmatism and tenacity.”

Legal 500, 2022

“He has an impressive legal brain and is very good with clients.” “He is very persuasive and clear in his advocacy.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Charming manner whether with experts, witnesses or clients. Excellent advocacy skills in court or settlement meetings. Pragmatic and commercial.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He’s personable, thorough and very tactical in negotiations.” “Extremely bright, very down to earth and impressive.” “He’s accessible and effective in his negotiation style.” “He’s brilliant on his feet – he could charm the birds out of the trees.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“He is brilliant with clients and has an effective courtroom manner.”

Legal 500, 2020

“He is rated because of his excellent outcomes both from trials and JSMs.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“He is excellent with the client and forensic in his ability to digest a lot of medical information.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“He is calm, thoughtful and has a good manner with clients and judges.”

Legal 500, 2016

“He’s not frightened of having a conflict where it needs to be had, and his advocacy and negotiation skills are particularly strong.”

Chambers & Partners, 2015


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