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Patrick Goodings MCIArb

Patrick Goodings MCIArb
Called to the Bar in 2010

Patrick has considerable experience in Child Protection matters. He deals with cases involving the most serious of issues, including domestic abuse, parental alienation and emotional abuse, physical abuse including sexual abuse and those with international and complicated relocation arguments.

Patrick is also instructed in child abduction matters and has dealt with High Court applications under the Hague Convention as well as international cases involving Non-Hague Countries.

In addition, Patrick has a particular expertise in financial proceedings arising from relationship breakdown. He advises and represents clients with assets from the very small to the substantial in all aspects of financial remedy proceedings as well as under Schedule 1 CA 1989 and TOLATA 1996.


"A highly skilled, level-headed advocate, who is approachable and well-prepared." Legal 500 2024

"Patrick is a confident and committed advocate - efficient and incisive. He is empathetic and very personable, with very sound judgement." Legal 500 2023

"Patrick has an excellent capacity for putting parties and witnesses at ease. He always strives to ensure that fairness is achieved for vulnerable parties. He always demonstrates willingness to go the extra mile for his clients and represents them fearlessly and with endless energy." Legal 500 2022

As a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Patrick is able to conduct Family Law Arbitrations and make Written Determinations under the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) Children Scheme.

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