Patrick Duffy > 23ES > London, England > Barrister Profile

1 Gray's Inn Square


Patrick is an experienced defence barrister, whose instructing solicitors know to be a hardworking and approachable advocate. He specialises in defending complex fraud and sexual offences. He is also a grade 3 Crown prosecutor and is instructed in the most serious, high-profile cases either on his own or being led by Queen’s Counsel.  In addition, as part of his practice he advises Governments on important criminal justice issues.

Patrick also has vast experience dealing with regulatory matters and has worked for both offshore regulators on sensitive cases and corporate investigations based in the UK.

Patrick’s other interests include civil liberties and human rights law. Previously, he worked abroad at the International Criminal Court at The Hague, Holland, where he provided legal analysis on the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. In addition, he has worked at the Independent Jamaican Centre for Human Rights where he advised on the appeals of those on death row.


Called 2007, Middle Temple Inn. Speaker at the 2009 British Society of Criminology Annual Conference. Co-author: ‘Capital Punishment and the Context of the Caribbean Court of Justice’, 2006; ‘The Bad Character Provisions in the Criminal Justice Act 2003, Just Another Piece of Paper to Push’, 2009. Chairman of the 2006 centre for capital punishment studies annual conference, University of Westminster.


Criminal Bar Association; The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.


National University of Ireland, Galway (Bachelor of Civil Law 2(1)); London School of Economics and Political Science (Criminal Justice Policy (Distinction)); BPP Law School (Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent)).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Patrick Duffy23ES

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Patrick Duffy – 23ESPatrick is utterly charming. He is one of the most popular members of the young Bar. He is hard working, intuitive and fearless. He will leave no stone unturned in his representation and presentation. He is one to watch for sure.’