Bristows partner Pat Treacy named Deputy High Court Judge


Head of Bristows’ Competition and Regulatory practice appointed to 4 year term in Chancery Division
London, UK – 4 September 2018 – London-headquartered law firm Bristows LLP noted with pleasure today’s announcement that Pat Treacy, head of the firm’s Competition and Regulatory practice, has been appointed Deputy High Court Judge following a selection exercise by the Judicial Appointment Commission. Pat will be assigned to the Chancery Division.
Specialising in EU and competition law, Pat has been a partner at Bristows for 23 years. She served as the firm’s second female managing partner, working alongside co- managing partner Paul Walsh from 2004 to 2011.
Pat has also recently been elected Senior Partner at Bristows, the first woman to hold the role. She will start her two-year term in November, while continuing her practice advising clients on competition law issues affecting innovative sectors such as the Technology and Life Sciences sectors, and particularly on the interface between competition law and the exercise of intellectual property rights.
Pat commented: “It is a real honour to have been appointed to serve as a deputy judge in the High Court and I am very pleased to have the opportunity to do so.”
Liz Cohen, Joint Managing Partner of Bristows, added: “Pat is a highly regarded and brilliant practitioner who, throughout her career, has built strong relationships and earnt the respect of her colleagues, clients and peers. The role of Deputy High Court Judge seems a natural evolution of Pat’s already distinguished career and we couldn’t be more proud of her as she takes up her new position on the bench.”

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