Patrick Palmer

Year of call:



LLB (Hons)

1978 - Bar exams


1978 - Pupil in London

1979 - Tenant at Sovereign Chambers

2015 - Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers



CPS Grade 4 Prosecutor


North Eastern Circuit

Ranked in Chambers and Partners (2024).

Patrick Palmer undertakes defence and prosecution work of all types, especially serious sex offences (recent, historic and institutional); murders; frauds all types (largest £25 million); corruption-related matters (including police); death by dangerous and careless driving; large conspiracies to supply drugs; and sensitive and high-profile cases.

Patrick has appeared in all criminal and civil courts, including the House of Lords — but not, as yet, the Supreme Court.

“He is calm, always on top of the facts and very clear in court. He is reassuring and presents his cases well to juries and judges.” – Chambers and Partners (2021)

“Offers notable expertise in areas such as serious sex offences, homicide and motor crime” – Chambers and Partners (2020)

“He’s got a really nice, understated approach and is very good at identifying key issues.” “When you’re against Patrick, you know the case will be handled properly.” – Chambers and Partners (2017)

“He is very incisive in cross examination, persuasive in arguments and makes compelling points. A shrewd and smooth operator.” – Chambers and Partners (2016)

 Contact Patrick’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Lucy Finney on 0113 213 5220

Chambers and partners 2018