Patrick Smith

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. Patrick joined Hempsons as a paralegal in April 2018 in the healthcare litigation department running his own caseload representing NHS trusts in pre-action clinical negligence files.

Patrick qualified as a solicitor in April 2022. He is currently on a secondment to one of the firm’s NHS trust clients providing assistance in their inquests team. On return Patrick will undertake a mixed caseload dealing with a broad range of criminal and regulatory matters on behalf healthcare professionals in particular involving disciplinary proceedings before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal. He will also have a defendant clinical negligence practice.

Main areas of expertise

  • clinical negligence
  • regulatory

Clients he works with

  • NHS Resolution
  • NHS trusts


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