He has almost 21 years of experience in litigation, with his main area of focus being litigation and advisory work relating to insurance matters and claims, general negligence claims, industrial accident claims, road traffic accidents and personal injury claims, occupier’s liability claims, fire and water damage claims, professional negligence and indemnity claims, insurance fraud and restitution claims.
His practice also covers litigation and advisory work relating to the motor industry trade including drafting and advising on vehicle warranties, sales and purchase agreements, bidding agreements, sales of goods advisory and litigation work, consumer rights in relation to sales of goods, contractual disputes, employment disputes, claims for commissions disputes, claims for defective goods disputes, claims for defective workmanship disputes, motorcar warranty claims and disputes.
Patrick acts regularly for the biggest Singapore insurance companies and has also represented both manufacturers and Singapore distributors of some of the top brands of motorcars from Japan and Germany. He has also acted successfully for clients in disputes with their motor dealers over defective product or workmanship disputes.
Patrick delivers regular lectures for insurance companies on management of negligence claims, insurance and contract law issues, litigation strategies for negligence claims, updates and developments in insurance and negligence law and all matters of general insurance law. He has also delivered lectures on sales of goods, consumers’ rights, legal system in Singapore. He has spoken on the issue of civil procedure in the Singapore Courts, Patrick was a speaker for general and life insurance agents for one of the largest insurance companies in Singapore, on the Legal System in Singapore as part of their continuing education scheme.
Conducted the defence and/or negotiated the satisfactory settlement of numerous high value personal injury and property damage claims, claims against occupiers, claims for fire and/or water damage, claims against contractors, claims against professionals, in the High Court and the District Court for numerous Insurance Companies.
Assisted in the conduct and dismissal in the High Court and Court of Appeal of one of the most expensive claims for a motor vehicle in Singapore for damage to an exotic sports car.
Conducted and successfully mediated a multimillion dollar Professional Negligence claim in the High Court against one of Singapore’s top Architecture Firm for alleged extensive defects in a condominium building project.
Conducted and successfully mediated a multimillion dollar claim against one of Singapore‘s largest insurance company for a disputed insurance claim for indemnity by one of Singapore’s largest heavy Machinery and Plant Supplier.
Acted for one of Singapore’s largest insurance company and successfully recovering a sum exceeding $1million in unpaid insurance excess deductible from one of Singapore’s largest fleet owner of taxicabs.
Conducted and successfully dismissed numerous cases of fraudulent claims for damages arising out of staged, fictitious and/or non-existent accidents and/or victims in the State Court.
Advised, strategised and acted for many Singapore insurance companies in relation to identifying, managing and effectively conducting fraudulent claims made for road traffic accident claims in Singapore.
•Law Society of Singapore
•Singapore Academy of Law
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