Patricia is an experienced criminal defence specialist with a reputation for vigorously defending clients charged with a variety of offences ranging from criminal damage, through to murder.
Patricia is diligent, committed and pro-active in her approach to ensuring that all GT Stewart clients receive the best possible outcome with a strong emphasis on client care.
As a solicitor-advocate, with a Master’s degree, she possesses the qualifications, skills and experience to represent clients with mental health issues including complex fitness to plead and has an interest in representing youths both at the police station and at court.
Patricia’s strategic approach to the growth of the Leeds team has resulted in an enhanced reputation for providing the best client care with increased capacity and experience in order to represent clients in the Yorkshire area.
According to Chambers & Co (2022) she “is noted for her experience representing young clients both at the police station and in court proceedings”.
With over 20 years’ experience she is the “key litigator at the firm” and is ranked as a Legal500 leading individual (2022) with a “wealth of experience of the criminal justice system, having represented clients from the police station through to the court proceedings. An excellent communicator, well respected by colleagues and clients alike and her love of the job does not diminish with time”. “She continues to attract grade A level work and always delivers her best for clients”
She is described by her clients as being “outstanding”, “supportive”, “exemplary” “efficient and effective”. “She has such a passion for her profession and is fiercely duty-bound to her role. Her no-nonsense attitude to supporting people is not only comforting in trying situations but inspires hope for people that find themselves without it”.
She is the head of the Leeds and Manchester criminal team and was appointed a Partner in June 2021 with responsibility for compliance and regulatory matters.
Education and Qualifications
LLM Masters in Law (A critical analysis of the offence of Corporate Manslaughter)
Higher Rights of Audience (Civil & Criminal)
LPC – Legal Practice Course