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MARLBOROUGH HOUSE, 30 VICTORIA STREET, BELFAST, BT1 3GG, NORTHERN IRELAND
Tel:
Work 028 9055 3300
Fax:
Fax 028 9055 0096
DX:
433 NR BELFAST 1
Email:
Web:
www.tughans.com

Patrick Brown

Tel:
Work 028 9055 3300
Email:
Tughans

Work Department

Dispute resolution.

Position

Patrick deals with a broad range of contentious matters including high value and complex insurance claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, professional negligence, financial services litigation, contractual and warranty claims, environmental litigation and judicial review. He is recognised as a market leader in procurement litigation and has been involved in a significant number of landmark cases in Northern Ireland in recent years on behalf of contracting authorities and utilities and also unsuccessful tenderers. Recent highlights include: Federal Security Services Limited v Northern Ireland Court Service and Resource (NI) Limited [2009] NIQB15; Federal Security Services Limited v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and Resource (NI) Limited [2009] NICH3; Irish Waste Services Limited v Northern Ireland Water Limited and Others [2010] NIQB13; Resource (NI) Limited v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland [2011] NIQB121; Easycoach Limited v Department for Regional Development [2012] NIQB10; Lowry Bros Limited and Albert George Wilson t/a A G Wilson v Northern Ireland Water Limited [2012] NIQB105. Patrick became managing partner of Tughans in 2015.

Career

Trained Tughans; qualified 1999; Partner 2006; Managing Partner 2015.

Member

Belfast Solicitors Association, Procurement Lawyers Association.

Education

RBAI (1988-1994); Queen’s University Belfast, LLB Hons 2.1 (1994-1997); Certificate in Professional Legal Studies (1997-1999).

Leisure

151 caps for Ireland at hockey, 92 as Captain.


Northern Ireland

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Patrick Brown - Tughans

Within: Dispute resolution

Michael McCord is the key name at Tughans for commercial disputes, which are the backbone of the litigation practice. Kathy McGillie handles insurance litigation and Andrew Anthony is well known for advising on healthcare disputes. Construction disputes are also a key area of activity; McCord is leading the team representing Northstone (NI) in a €3m dispute with a Romanian client pertaining to a construction project taking place in Romania. Landlord and tenant disputes, media litigation and intellectual property disputes have all featured in the group’s recent caseload. Other clients include Randox Laboratories and the Bank of Ireland. Managing partner Patrick Brown is a key name for procurement disputes. Director Naomi Cooper is also recommended.

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