Pat was admitted as a solicitor in 1981. She spent nineteen years as Head of Family Law and, latterly, Managing Partner at John Stallard & Co, and following their merger with March & Edwards, Pat became Head of Family Law at the new firm, SME.
In July 2014, Pat joined Hallmark Hulme as a Consultant Solicitor, where her focus remains Alternative Dispute Resolution work (Collaborative and Mediation) as well as high value financial disputes involving pensions and trusts, often with an international or commercial element.
Pat remains a committed member of Resolution, working to resolve family disputes in a sensitive and constructive manner without acrimony or unnecessary Court involvement.
Pat trained as an all-issues family mediator and is a collaborative practitioner responsible for co-ordinating the Worcestershire group of collaborative family lawyers.