Patrick is a member of Osler’s Litigation Department, with a focus on environmental law and litigation and environmental due diligence.
Patrick has experience in issues relating to waste diversion, emissions and discharges, contaminated lands, maritime pollution and spills, regulatory orders, waste and soil, and general environmental regulatory compliance. He has also provided transactional support on environmental issues arising during mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity offerings.
On the litigation, advocacy and dispute resolution side of his practice, Patrick has experience in contaminated lands litigation, negligence, administrative hearings, judicial reviews, procurement challenges, employment law, insolvency and restructuring, and issues of legal privilege.
Patrick has appeared before the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal, the Ontario Energy Board, the Ontario Superior Court (Commercial List), the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Federal Court of Canada.
In his undergraduate studies at Queen’s, Patrick majored in biology and history. His M.A. studies included a course on environmental history. Patrick was also actively involved in student government, and in 2010, he was recognized with the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award for valuable and distinguished service to Queen’s University.
Patrick joined the firm as a summer student in 2009 and articled with the firm in 2010-2011, during which time he was seconded to the legal department of the Royal Bank of Canada.