Patrick joined local solicitors Hand Morgan and Owen in 1987 as a trainee solicitor and became a partner in 1996. A keen sportsman, Patrick played cricket for Manchester and District at under 18 level, worked as a lifeguard in California and captained Leigh Sixth Form College firsts at Football. He enjoys reading, gardening and all types of sport.
Patrick is married to Karen and they have lived in Cowley, Gnosall for 15 years with their 21 year old twin children, born locally at Stafford hospital. He has been at the heart of the local community for many years, helping to raise thousands of pounds for many projects within the Borough as a member and past Chairman of Stafford Round Table. He is a past President of Stafford and District Law Society and has been the Company Secretary of Katharine House Hospice for 15 years. He was first elected to the Council in 2003, served on a number of committees before joining the Cabinet in 2007. He was elected as Leader of The Council in February 2015 and has a reputation as a forthright speaker and a tenacious and can do attitude for local people.