Patrick Kearns

Partner, Family

Patrick Kearns is a partner in the firm’s family department.  He qualified as a solicitor in September 2005 following completion of his training contract with Withers LLP.  Patrick then worked at Hughes Fowler Carruthers Limited before joining the Clintons family department in January 2007.  He became a partner in July 2013.

Patrick deals with cases involving all aspects of family law (including those entering into or exiting marriages, civil partnerships and other relationships and cases involving children) with an emphasis on those involving complex and/or substantial assets.  He has a broad client base.

Patrick is recommended in the two leading legal directories:

Chambers and Partners
2017 - "Exemplary Lawyer" who handles large-scale financial remedies, including in the context of the dissolving of civil partnerships. One source highlights his "really good, instinctive judgement," while clients appreciate his "energetic and practical demeanour."
2016 - "incredibly charismatic and an incredibly safe pair of hands".

Legal 500
2016 - "determined to secure the best outcome for his clients".
2015 - "very reassuring and efficient, while maintaining a firm negotiating stance".  

Patrick is an active member of Resolution and is a trained collaborative lawyer.
 

Contact pkearns@clintons.co.uk +44 (0)20 7395 8385