Patrick Llewelyn

Patrick Llewelyn

Called to bar: 
2009
Inner Temple
01792 464623

Patrick joined chambers in March 2012 on the completion of his pupillage. Since then he has appeared in many of England and Wales’ courts and tribunals up to and including the Court of Appeal. He has a specialist practice in the law of children. Initially through the representation of social workers in disciplinary proceedings, he has also developed a disciplinary and regulatory practice acting for both regulators and the regulated in the fields of healthcare, education and social work.

Patrick successfully appeared for the appellant mother in Re: L-W Children [2019] EWCA Civ 159 which warns the Family Court to be alert to the danger of a finding of a ‘failure to protect’ becoming a ‘bolt-on’ to the central issue of perpetration of inflicted injuries.

Practice areas

Family law

Patrick accepts instructions in both public and private children law cases. He represents local authorities, parents, guardians and interveners at every stage of proceedings. He’s comfortable being led or acting as junior alone and has experience in cases of the utmost gravity including child death, serious inflicted injuries, sexual abuse and phantom pregnancy.

Civil law

Professional Discipline

Patrick has appeared in a number of disciplinary tribunals including the NMC and HCPC.

Within the teaching sector he has defended before the Professional Conduct Panel of the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) as well as the Fitness to Practice

Committee of the Education Workforce Council (EWC).

Patrick has previously represented a high-profile ‘super-head’ of a federation of schools in a 10 day case involving allegations of inadequate provision for SEN pupils, health and safety breaches, bullying and exam malpractice.

More recently, Patrick’s practice has focused on presenting cases for the EWC. These cases have involved, amongst other things, allegations of dishonesty, fraud, assault and sexual misconduct.

Patrick has also sat as an independent legal adviser to school admission appeal panels.

Appointments 

Pupillage Committee

Memberships 
  • Wales and Chester Circuit
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Bar Human Rights Committee
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
Education 
  • Bsc Econ (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • Bar Vocational Course