Honorary Graduates 2012 no.9 – Frances Patterson
As a Queen’s Counsel, Deputy High Court Judge and Public Law Commissioner for England and Wales, Frances Patterson is one of our most authoritative alumni.
Frances went to school in Chester before coming to the University of Leicester to study Combined Arts. She graduated in 1975, and studied law at City University before being called to the Bar in 1977. She joined Kings Chambers two years later.
After being appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1998, she became head of Kings Chambers in Manchester and Leeds in 2004 and became a Bencher in Middle Temple in 2005.
In 2010 she was appointed Public Law Commissioner, and leads projects on the reform of health care professionals, electoral law, wildlife, taxis and level crossings.