Patrick Hulley

Called 2018

Patrick Hulley is an impressive trial advocate who is a pleasure to work with. He has a very bright future and already is operating well beyond his years. There is no doubt he has a very bright future; he is a good sounding board for clients and instructing solicitors alike. He properly prepares cases and it shows.

Instructing Solicitor


Patrick joined Chambers in September 2021 after successfully completing a specialist family law pupillage under the supervision of John Jackson.

Patrick specialises in all aspects of Private Children and Financial Remedies cases.

Patrick is regularly instructed to represent clients in the full range of private law matters, from urgent applications through to lengthy fact-finding and final hearings. Patrick has a wealth of experience in representing parents and children, through their 16.4 children’s guardian, in private law disputes involving allegations of domestic abuse and parental alienation. Patrick has a growing practice in the area of internal and external relocation representing both applicants and respondents.

Patrick has a steadily developing practice in financial remedy matters, with his practice encompassing modest to high-value cases. Such cases involve consideration of pensions, dissipation of assets, add-back, conduct and costs. Patrick accepts instructions across the range of financial remedy proceedings to include stand-alone applications for MPS, LSPO, freezing injunctions and instruction of alternative experts through to final hearings. Patrick also accepts instructions in TLATA matters, to include written advices and trials.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Patrick studied at Newcastle University and graduated with First-Class Honours. As part of his undergraduate degree, Patrick spent a year studying abroad at the University of Copenhagen. Patrick undertook the Bar Professional Training Course at the University of Law in Leeds, achieving a very competent.

Whilst studying for both his degree and the BPTC, Patrick competed in and won several mooting competitions, both regionally and nationally. Patrick has appeared as a finalist in Inner Temple’s annual Magna Carta Moot.

Areas of Expertise

Family Law Bar Association

North Eastern Circuit

Gray's Inn

2017 – BA (Hons) LLB (European Legal Studies) Law, University of Newcastle (First Class)

2018 – Bar Professional Practice Course, University of Law, Leeds (Very Competent)

  • Ann Felicity Goddard Scholarship, Gray's Inn, 2021
  • Mould Scholarship, Gray’s Inn, 2021
  • BPTC Advocacy Scholarship, University of Law, 2017
  • Pippa Darlington Memorial Prize, Newcastle University, 2017