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Patricia Walker

Partner and Supervising Solicitor
0113 222 4888


Patricia Walker qualified as a solicitor-advocate in 2005 and since that time has practised exclusively as a criminal defence lawyer.  She vigorously defends clients charged with a variety of serious offences including murder, sexual offences, firearms, fraud, conspiracy to supply controlled drugs and robbery.    She is an active advocate and very much enjoys being on the front line in court and at police stations advancing her clients’ cases.

She is diligent, committed and pro-active in her approach to ensuring that all her clients receive the best possible outcome with a strong emphasis on client care.  She heads a team of extremely qualified and experienced solicitors and solicitor-advocates and is committed to providing quality training for the next generation of criminal lawyers.  She sets high standards for others to follow and her dedication and her passionate approach compliments her commitment to representing youths and clients with mental health challenges.

Her strategic and holistic approach to the growth of her team has resulted in an enhanced reputation for providing high quality client care alongside professional recognition at the Yorkshire Legal Awards (Winner & Finalist 2022 & 2023), Band 1 ranking with Chambers & Partners (2023 & 2024) and Legal500 Leading Individual in 2023 & 2024.

Education and Qualifications

  • LLM Masters in Law (A critical analysis of the offence of Corporate Manslaughter)
  • Higher Rights of Audience (Civil & Criminal)
  • Duty Solicitor
  • LPC – Legal Practice Course
  • LLB (Hons)
  • Law Society Qualification in the examination of vulnerable witnesses

Notable Cases

R v A

University student found not guilty of assaulting vulnerable patient at care home following a trial at Leeds Magistrates’ Court.

R v D

Multi-handed case of being concerned in the production of Class B drugs in 2019.  Police attend scene and locate an outbuilding which was used for the purposes of producing class B drugs.  Prosecution accept plea to a lesser offence of allowing premises to be used for the purpose of drug supply.

R v W

Client charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent x 2.    Client acquitted after trial at Sheffield Crown Court.  In house advocate Phil Mahoney and David Brook KC instructed.

R v W

Youth acquitted of stabbing (S.18 wounding with intent) after trial at Bradford Youth Court.  In-house advocate Phil Mahoney instructed at trial.

R v H

Youth aged 16, with learning difficulties, avoids custodial sentence after being found guilty of S.18 stabbing, S.20 (inflicting GBH) and Assault occasioning actual bodily harm.  In-house advocate Phil Mahoney instructed at trial.

Client & Professional Feedback

  • “A no-nonsense attitude to supporting people is not only comforting in trying situations but inspires hope for people that find themselves without it”.
  • “Full of determination and professional”
  • “A voice for the voiceless”
  • “Very patient, fair and caring”
  • “She is excellent at what she does and this shows with the results that she gets”
  • “She is absolutely fantastic, put mine and my mums mind at ease and gave my son some really good advice. 10/10”.
  • “She talked me through the trial proceedings, helped build my confidence as a witness and performed brilliantly in creating doubts in the prosecutor’s case. The outcome?  Brilliant!”

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