Patrick is a CMC accredited mediator.
He has over 35 years professional experience as a solicitor and barrister of tax disputes and appeals of all types ranging from civil and criminal tax enquiries and tax investigations by HMRC to claims against tax accountants and other professionals for negligence. Patrick is strictly neutral and in a tax mediation will not offer legal advice or opinions although he can advise on process.
Mediations normally take place here in Tax Chambers although he can travel to other locations in the UK and abroad to mediate where this is convenient or appropriate.
Patrick’s fees for tax mediation services are discussed and agreed by his Clerks with the parties involved on a bespoke basis and are based on a mediation lasting one day and are recorded in my standard mediation agreement which both parties sign. We normally ask to see the papers a few days in advance and these will be returned or destroyed as required at the end of the mediation.
If you have a dispute that is currently being litigated or is likely to be and you would like to explore the possibility of settling it through mediation instead of leaving it to the court to decide for you please get in touch with Patrick for a no obligation chat.