We are a family-run business with an experienced and professional team of solicitors and legal executives.


Our Story…

Patrick Lawrence Partnership LLP is a family-run business, established as Patrick Lawrence Solicitors in 1983 in the centre of Gravesend, Kent, becoming a Limited Liability Partnership in 2017 and opening our Chatham branch in August 2018. We can see clients at either branch.

Our team of experienced solicitors, Legal Executives, paralegals and legal secretaries can assist you with a variety of legal issues, from residential and commercial conveyancing, probate and Wills, to divorce, cohabitation agreements and breakdown, children issues, including care proceedings, domestic violence and other matters such as lasting power of attorney.


If you are unsure if we can help you, please contact our offices and we can advise you.



Meet the Partners


Patrick Lawrence (Partner)

Patrick has worked in family law for over 35 years and was a founding member of the first national network of solicitors dealing with injunction law. Patrick deals with cases concerning all aspects of family law and also handles Wills.

Patrick is an advanced member of the Law Society's Family Law Panel and a member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors' Family Law Association). He graduated in Law, with Honours from the London School of Economics in 1977, qualified as a solicitor in 1980, and established the business in 1983.


Karen Wallis (Partner)

Karen is the joint head of the Property and Probate department. She has worked in this area of law for over 25 years and has extensive experience in tenancy dispute cases and other areas of commercial property law.

She is a Chartered Legal Executive.



Andrew undertakes work in all areas of family law. He is particularly experienced in matters concerning child protection and care proceedings.

Andrew is able to assist vulnerable adults and children in formal complaints and civil actions against police and other public authorities.

I would always recommend the team at Patrick Lawrence Partnership, they provide a fantastic service.
— Peter T (Chatham)


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