Patrick Hulley

Called 2018


Patrick joined Chambers in September 2021 after successfully completing a specialist family law pupillage under the supervision of John Jackson and Natalia Levine. During pupillage Patrick observed and accepted instructions across the full range of Family Law and Court of Protection matters, acting on behalf of Local Authorities, parents and professional clients. 

Patrick studied law at Newcastle University, graduating with first class honours. He also spent a year studying at the University of Copenhagen as part of his degree. In 2018 Patrick completed to Bar Professional Training Course at the University of Law in Leeds, achieving a very competent overall. During his time at Newcastle University, Patrick helped to establish the first Bar Society within the Law School and remains an active part of the society to date, assisting with peer mentoring, panel events and judging competitions.

Whilst studying for both his degree and BPTC, Patrick competed and won a number of mooting competitions, appearing as a finalist in the annual Inner Temple Magna Moot.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Patrick worked as a paralegal in a high street family law practice and gained insight and experience in a broad range of private law family law matters with a particular focus on high value matrimonial finance, private law children matters with a focus on those with an international element and TOLATA.

Patrick has an interest, and accepts instructions, in the full range of Family Law and Court of Protection matters. 

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)