Patrick qualified as a solicitor in 1977 when he founded Hodge Jones & Allen in Camden with Henry Hodge and Peter Jones. He was the firm’s Managing Partner from the beginning and became senior partner following Henry’s retirement in 1998. Patrick specialises in complex personal injury and multi-party cases. He was the leader of the Hodge Jones; Allen team that managed the Gulf War illness claims for UK veterans and the New Cross Fire inquest. He has also managed the MMR and Sheep Dip multi-party actions and played a lead role in the King’s Cross Fire and Marchioness Litigation on behalf of claimants. He assisted a number of women sent to Magdalene Laundries to claim compensation. Patrick received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Solicitors Journal in 2017 for his services to the legal profession and access to justice over the last forty years.
President of APIL 2002-03; Senior Fellow, APIL; Law Society Council 2002-06, Law Society Civil Justice Committee 2002 to 2017; Forum of Claimant Injury Solicitors (FoCIS); Deputy District Judge 1997-2014
Articles Offenbach & Co 1974-76. Qualified 1977 when he set up Hodge Jones & Allen, Senior Partner and head of personal injury team.
St Catherine's College, Oxford 1969-1972. Married to GP, two daughters. Lives Camden Town, London. Interests – jazz and classical piano, windsurfing, hill walking, opera, theatre, Arsenal FC.