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Patrick joined Weightmans in 1989 and was managing partner of the firm for 10 years from 2003 to 2013.

Patrick specialises in professional negligence and professional conduct. He has acted for the Solicitors Indemnity Fund since 1989 and Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund since 1995. He has spent most of his professional life representing solicitors, barristers and members of the medical profession. He has been involved in several leading cases in professional liability, most notably Ridehalgh v Horsefield (1994) and Hall v Simons (2000). He has acted on several professional conduct cases including appeals and judicial reviews.

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"The 'devoted, supportive and balanced' Patrick Gaul leads the [professional negligence] team at Weightmans LLP, which is 'thorough, professional and clever'."

Legal 500 2015

"Razor-sharp."

Legal 500 2016