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Patrick qualified as a solicitor in 2005. Before founding Newton Kearns, Patrick was a partner at a prestigious London law firm where he had worked for 11 years.

Patrick has a wealth of experience advising high net worth clients on family law matters.

Patrick is highly recommended in the leading legal directories:

“Patrick Kearns has superb judgement and clients love him.”

Legal 500 (2024)

“One of the brightest lawyers out there.”

Chambers High Net Worth (2023)

“Patrick Kearns is standout excellent.”

Legal 500 (2023)

“He is totally adored by clients because he has a very down to earth and easy-going manner about him.”

Chambers High Net Worth (2022)

“Patrick is beyond talented. He’s the best negotiator I have ever experienced in family law. He is always focused on getting the best outcome for clients and he is always a few steps ahead of the opposition.”

Chambers & Partners UK (2023)

“He is one of the best negotiators in family law and he will always find a solution.”

Chambers and Partners UK (2021)

“He is just ahead of the other side in everything he does, he is so quick and so sharp at reading situations.”

Chambers High Net Worth (2021)

“He has a wealth of experience in complex cases, including those with an international dimension…Clients absolutely love him.”

Chambers & Partners UK (2022)

“Patrick Kearns is standout excellent.”

Legal 500 (2022)

“emotionally intelligent, sensible, easy to deal with, bright”; “very charismatic but also very constructive”

Chambers & Partners High Net Worth (2020)

“exceptional”; “has a razor-sharp mind; he is three steps ahead of everyone else.”

Chambers & Partners High Net Worth (2019)

fierce intelligence…matched by compassion for his clients

Legal 500 (2019)

It’s very rare to find someone who isn’t just intensely bright, but also intensely practical

Chambers & Partners High Net Worth (2018)

“Exemplary lawyer” Patrick Kearns 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.”

Chambers & Partners UK (2017)