Patrick Smith

What Patrick can do for you

Patrick studied history at Manchester Metropolitan University graduating with first class honours in 2015 and subsequently obtained the Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP University in Manchester. He joined Hempsons in April 2018 and works in the Healthcare Litigation department running his own caseload representing NHS Trusts in pre-litigated clinical negligence files. Patrick is currently undertaking a regular client secondment assisting the legal services team at a local Trust.

Patrick has several years’ experience as a paralegal at a previous firm which also specialised in healthcare law. He worked in a team that mainly represented doctors and dentists during disciplinary hearings before the General Medical Council and General Dental Council. This role also afforded Patrick with the opportunity to attend coroner’s inquests and criminal trials.

 Patrick enjoys the varied and challenging nature of his current role.

Main areas of expertise

  • Clinical Negligence
  • Regulatory

Clients he works with

  • NHS resolution
  • NHS Trusts


  • BA (Hons) History (2015)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (2016)