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Bryan Patterson-Whitaker

Called 2013

Bryan was called to the Bar in 2013 and completed his pupillage at Parklane Plowden in 2015/2016.

Prior to joining Chambers, Bryan was a self-employed property developer of some 20 years standing. His understanding of both the practical and legal aspects of property and finance gives him a particular advantage in this area.

Bryan is Public Access qualified and is therefore able to accept instructions directly from members of the public in suitable cases.

Bryan practices throughout the county and is happy to travel to accommodate the needs of his clients.

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Areas Of Expertise

Areas of Expertise
Personal Injury
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Road Traffic Accidents

Bryan's practice involves fast track work arising from road traffic accidents and Highways Act claims. He is able to assist throughout the claims process, including drafting, conferences and hearings.

S v A (2017): Successfully resisted application for substitute medical evidence. Costs awarded. 

Public, Product & Occupiers Liability

Bryan regularly advises on liability, quantum and case strategy for accidents and injuries arising in the public domain, including consumer protection and product liability matters.

H v D (2017): Appeared on behalf of national retailer in the successful defence of a slipping claim with complex issues of causation.  

Employers Liability

Bryan accepts instructions in drafting schedules as well as running trials on employers’ liability.

W v C (2017): Drafting Particulars and Schedule in a £170k ‘fall from height’ claim with complex loss of earnings issues.

Family: Property & Finance
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Bryan acts in both matrimonial and non-matrimonial, property and finance matters, but in particular:-

Appearing at First Appointments, FDR and Final Hearings.

Establishing, quantifying and realising an interest in the former family home (or defending any such proceedings) for cohabitees or third parties, e.g. parents and grandparents.

Inter-family loan disputes and issues of enforceability.

Advising on the protection of inter-family loans through formal means.

H v F (2017): Advising H on a proposed draft charge over significant shareholdings following matrimonial proceedings.

P v B (2017): Drafting a complex Defence in a debt claim said to have arisen during a longstanding non-marital relationship.

Professional Negligence
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Business and Commercial
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Bryan's previous experience prior to joining Chambers as a self-employed property developer gives him great insight into commercial work. He also held director level positions in companies across a broad range of business sectors.

Bryan has experience in commercial law, mortgage possession, landlord & tenant, consumer credit and insolvency.

D v C (2017): Advising on prospects in a claim for unpaid commission arising from an agent’s involvement in a £30m land promotion scheme.

T v U (2017): Appearing in the High Court on behalf of the Defendant snooker hall, successfully resisting an injunction and order for delivery up of the chattels within. Costs awarded in the Defendant’s favour.  

W & C v G & S (2017): Appearing on behalf of the Defendants in ongoing proceedings concerning a proposed telecoms mast on the Defendants’ land.

P v X (2017): Advising and appearing for an international car hire firm in a claim for CDW overcharging. Ongoing.

D v C (2017): Advising in agricultural ToLATA dispute with complex multi-title boundary issues. Ongoing.

Costs & Litigation
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Bryan’s previous career in property development gives him a considerable advantage in this area. He therefore welcomes instructions in all matters ‘property related’.


  • Landlord & Tenant

  • Repossession Proceedings

  • Adverse possession

  • Easements and covenants

  • Boundary disputes

  • Co-ownership of land and proprietary estoppel

  • Professional negligence claims involving Solicitors, Surveyors, Architects and Engineers etc

  • Constructions contract disputes generally and under JCT standard, D&B or Minor Works


Personal Details

LLB 1st Class Honours - Durham (2012), BPTC (Very Competent) - BPP Leeds (2013), BPP Company Law Prize - BPP Property & Chancery Prize Prize Runner Up - BPP Mooting Finalist

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