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Patrick Blakesley QC

Call 1993 • QC 2018

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

Patrick Blakesley QC specialises in catastrophic personal injury and fatal accident claims; and related actions: insurance coverage and indemnity issues; other contractual issues; conflicts of laws; clinical negligence and product liability. As part of his fatal accident claim practice, Patrick is frequently instructed in the early stages of an action, representing clients at inquests in preparation for the resultant civil action.

He has a reputation for formidable advocacy and first-rate cross-examination, combined with an approachable manner and excellent negotiating skills. He has been consistently ranked in the top tiers of Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 for personal injury work

He regularly gives lectures and seminars to solicitors and insurers.

He is a PIcArbs arbitrator, and sits on the Bar Standards Board’s Professional Conduct Committee.

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  • Commercial Bar Association
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

Recommendations


“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

“He’s measured and practical, and reduces things down to the key points.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“He has a good bedside manner in conference but takes no prisoners in the courtroom.”

Legal 500 2015

“A very strong advocate, who you certainly want on your side.”

Legal 500 2015

“My choice of counsel on high-value cases against leading silks.”

Chambers & Partners 2014

“An exceptional talent.”

Chambers & Partners 2014

“A superb advocate” and “impresses with his approachability, and obvious ability”.

Legal 500 2014


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