Patrick Steel


Patrick commenced pupillage in October 2023 under the supervision of Maria Hancock and Trina Little. From April 2024, Patrick is available for instruction in a full range of Financial Remedy Proceedings, Care Proceedings, and Private Law/Child Arrangements.

Before pupillage, Patrick worked as a County Court Advocate in courts across London and Southern England where he gained experience in a range of civil hearings. Patrick’s Instructing solicitors routinely recommended and requested his advocacy services.

Patrick completed his Bar training alongside an LLM in Family Law and Advanced Advocacy. Throughout this period Patrick worked with Citizens Advice and Care4Calais supporting clients facing challenges ranging from Asylum Applications and Homelessness to Social Security issues. Patrick produced a dissertation centred on barriers to accessing clinical legal advice for which he achieved the highest grade in his cohort securing him the CLS Prize for Outstanding LLM Clinical Work.

He is a Henry Droop scholar of Lincoln’s Inn and was called to the Bar in March 2023 where he was selected to give the Call Day speech on behalf of the newly called barristers in in reply to the treasurer and master of the rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos.

In his spare time, Patrick enjoys hiking, rowing, and cycling.

Achievements, appointments and memberships

  • BA Hons History 1:1, King’s College, University of London, 2020
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, The City Law School, City, University of London, 2021
  • LLM Bar Vocational Studies, The City Law School, City, University of London, 2022
  • CLS Prize for Outstanding LLM Clinical Work, Pro Bono Community, 2022
  • The Henry Droop Scholarship, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, 2022
  • The Barristers’ Speech in Reply to The Master of the Rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, 2023
  • FLBA