Partner, Cork Office
Patrick is a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate team. He has extensive experience in commercial property, development schemes, and shopping centres. He advises property developers, family offices, and privately held property owners.
He is a former chair of the Conveyancing Committee of the Law Society and is regarded as a leading authority on commercial conveyancing law and practice. He has lectured in conveyancing in the Law Society's Law School and speaks regularly at seminars on property law and practice. He is retained frequently as an expert witness in conveyancing matters.
Professionally, he has been closely involved with the Law Society, and was its President in 2019/20 and in that position was the leader of 12,000 practising solicitors in Ireland. He is closely involved in the development of legal policies and procedures and has appeared frequently before Government and parliamentary committees and interfaced at the highest level with Government ministers and officials.
He is the Chair of the Law Society’s eConveyancing Implementation Board, tasked with the development and roll out of digital conveyancing over the next few years.
- Ongoing acquisition of boutique hotels and hospitality venues for a privately held group.
- Ongoing development of the Savoy Centre in Cork.
- Sale of the Salterbridge Estate, a large country house and estate.
- Ongoing leasing and development of Courthouse Chambers in Cork.
- Strategic advice and acquisitions for a number of family offices in Ireland, Malta and Switzerland.
University College Cork (BCL)
Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland (CEDR Accredited Mediator).
Patrick is recognised for exceptional standing in the legal community in The Legal 500.
The Team at RDJ provide an exceptional service. They have a deep experience and understanding of the legal landscape– The Legal 500 (2022)
very knowledgeable and proactive in their support– Chambers Europe (2022)
They are an excellent firm with a solid market reputation– The Legal 500 (2022)
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