Patricia qualified as a Barrister in 1993 and joined EA Law – East Anglian Chambers after successful completion of her pupillage in London. As a junior Barrister Patricia practised criminal law, transferring to family law in 1998.
Cases involving applications for all public law orders such as care, supervision, family assistance and adoption. Patricia has predominantly acted for parents and grandparents but also for children and local authorities and for parents with varying degrees of learning difficulties.
Cases involving disputes between couples following separation in relation to children and finances, including Hague Convention cases, child abduction and relocation. In relation to financial disputes Patricia has acted for wives in cases requiring meticulous forensic analysis of financial information and has been successful on many occasions in preventing husbands from concealing matrimonial assets.
Patricia also deals with Court of Protection cases and frequently appears in the Principal Registry and higher courts.
Patricia has been successful in securing residence, Special Guardianship or contact orders for grandparents caring for children or prevented from seeing their grandchildren.
Patricia has been led by senior counsel as the main party in a case where the local authority alleged 'shaken baby' related injuries. The case was further complicated by the fact that the child was a haemophiliac.
Patricia also has experience in child trafficking cases in the High Court involving members of the Roma Gypsy community.
Patricia has successfully acted for grandparents seeking an adoption order for a child in their care.
Patricia is now also able to accept public access instructions and strives to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.
Articles by Patricia Walsh:
A Review for Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements: Before you Commit Are You Aware Of The Changes
Patricia did a great job, we are very pleased, we ended up agreeing a much lower amount than I expected to settle at.