Patrick specialises in commercial fraud, corporate law and insolvency. His cases often involve an international element and applications for pre-emptive and interlocutory relief including freezing orders, Norwich Pharmacal orders and other interim injunctions.
Patrick has been involved in some of the largest civil fraud claims in recent years including the JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshelnniy Bank v Pugachev litigation on applications for £1.17 billion freezing orders, search orders, passport orders and committal applications and the $2 billion LIA v Societe Generale litigation, involving allegations of bribery and undue influence. Patrick also has extensive insolvency and corporate law experience, with recent cases including acting for the managing director of the Tonstate Group (a substantial property development group which owned the Hilton Metropole in London and Birmingham) and litigation arising out of the insolvency of the Ramblas group, owner of the global headquarters of Santander.
Patrick regularly appears in the Chancery Division, Commercial Court and Court of Appeal, both as a sole advocate and with a leader. He also has significant experience as a trial advocate, including in fraud actions.
A list of reported and recent cases is available at www.erskinechambers.com/barrister/patrick-harty/.