Patrick Swain is a partner based in the London office, where he is a member of the Litigation Department. Mr. Swain’s practice focusses on commercial disputes.

He has guided clients through high profile disputes and claims in a variety of contexts, including M&A-related and other shareholder disputes, commercial fraud claims, professional negligence litigation and contentious insolvency.

Mr. Swain also has a distinctly international practice, having practised from London, New York and Hong Kong during the course of his career to date.

Mr. Swain is a Band 1 ranked lawyer by Chambers Global (2024), Chambers Europe (2024) and Chambers UK (2024), which describe him as “one of a kind” and “top-notch.” The guides have also described him as a “leader in the field of commercial and corporate litigation”, who has “has an eye for making key tactical decisions.” He is also recognised as a Leading Individual by The Legal 500 UK (2024), where he has been described as “exceptional,” with clients noting his “flair to run very complex cases with ease.”

Mr. Swain is a member of the City of London Litigation Sub-Committee, which monitors developments in civil litigation practice and procedure. He is admitted in England & Wales and in Hong Kong.


  • University of Oxford, 1987, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales