Patrick Mulcare

Director, Head of Family Law
Office:
  • Banbury
Phone:
01295 204153
LinkedIn:
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Specialisms:
  • Family Law
  • Patrick worked for Canning International Training and Development in their London Sales and Marketing Department from 1994-6 before joining OISE, a language training company based in Oxford, where he worked from 1997-2004 and was involved in various aspects of the business before becoming School Manager of the company’s flagship school in Oxford.
  • Patrick joined Spratt Endicott as a Solicitor in 2008, becoming an Associate and Head of the Family Law department in 2013. Patrick was promoted to Partner in 2015.
  • He completed his training as a Family Mediator with Resolution, formerly the Solicitors' Family Law Association, in 2011.  In December 2016 Patrick ​successfully became a Resolution Accredited Family Law Specialist.

Work highlights:

  • Patrick deals with divorce and separation issues and has worked on a number of high-value and property-related matters.
  • He also works on private law matters concerning children; separation; pre-marital and cohabitation agreements; dissolution of civil partnerships; cohabitation disputes; injunctions and the variation and enforcement of existing court orders in family matters.
  • Patrick strives to resolve cases without court intervention, although he has conducted a broad variety of matters ​over recent years, both in and out of court.
  • He has recently been involved in cases that have included multi-jurisdictional issues, agricultural tenancies and armed forces pensions.
  • Patrick is a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 UK 2017.

Professional memberships, publications and interests:

  • Patrick is a Resolution Accredited Family Law Specialist.
  • He is also a Family Mediator and member of Resolution.
  • He enjoys music, reading, and spending time in the Lake District.

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Case Studies

  • Favourable divorce settlement of £7m assets

    Patrick acted for an independent financial advisor going through a divorce to robustly negotiate the division of marital assets worth in the region of £7million.

    Acting against an international law firm of significant legal standing, Patrick was able to ensure his client remained in the former matrimonial home, a property inherited by him and of some local significance and standing. The negotiations also included the creation of an education fund for the parties’ children along with the implementation of a pension share.

    Patrick was able to successfully meet his client’s objectives of ensuring he maintained a positive relationship with his wife going forward and to reach a fair and lasting agreement by which he retained his family’s home.

  • Negotiating an acrimonious divorce

    Patrick worked on behalf of a client going through divorce proceedings, who had been recommended the firm’s services by another client of the Family Law department.

    Following a separation some years previously, the client’s wife had left the country in under acrimonious circumstances, which subsequently led to difficulties while negotiating the divorce and resultant financial agreement.

    Mediation, as suggested by Patrick, helped initially, but with a negotiated Consent Order placed before the Court, the client’s former partner then sought to abandon the agreement following enquiries from a Deputy District Judge.

    This led to a further round of protracted negotiations, with Patrick’s client’s assets needing to be protected and preserved by Dispute Resolution through correspondence.

    Still advocating a mediation-led approach, Patrick robustly supported its outcome, enabling the client to maintain the mediated agreement, achieving a result that was considered fair and reasonable under all circumstances, while keeping costs to a minimum thanks to the avoidance of protracted and costly legal proceedings.

  • Facilitating a high net worth individual’s divorce

    A director and part owner of a company worth in the region of £19m was in the process of a divorce, and requires legal support around the attendant financial matters.

    With family involvement in the firm, the central desire was to avoid eroding any goodwill that could disrupt business, while at the same time putting enough pressure on the solicitors acting for the opposing party to obtain a fair and balanced settlement.

    In order to facilitate deft handling of the case, a direct channel of communication with the partner’s instructed solicitors was established, which served to keep any dispute or misunderstanding between the parties to a minimum.

  • Managing divorce proceedings involving international property

    The client in this case was in receipt of a Lloyds pension, while also jointly owning property in both England and abroad with his wife.

    With tax issues a central part of the case, financial advice was sought from a multinational accounting firm in order to protect both the client’s pension and their international property.

    The process has seen the client liaising directly with his wife, using the advice given by both legal and tax advisors to their advantage to come to an equitable agreement that benefits them both. This has served to avoid potentially costly court proceedings, while also maintaining a positive relationship between the pair going forward.

 

Testimonials

  • May I pass on my thanks and praise to you and your legal team for all your help, assistance and advice I have received over the last 6 months.  The service I have received from you has been excellent.

    Paul Littlehales
  • "I think Patrick did a great job and I'm pleased with the overall handling of my divorce, which obviously is not the happiest of times. I would certainly recommend Spratt Endicott to others."

    Mr H
    London
  • "Excellent service with fantastic advice left me feeling very confident that everything was in hand. Many thanks."

    Mr P
    Banbury

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