Patricia Cannon

Partner, Head of Care Proceedings Law

‘I have worked with Patricia Cannon on a long running care case. Patricia was fully prepared, gave the clients a really professional service and ensured that she was on hand to assist both me and senior counsel as necessary. I valued the added dynamism that she brought to the case and to our team.

As a Partner, Solicitor and Head of our teams of Care Proceedings Solicitors in London, Bristol and Leeds; Patricia represents parents and children in care proceedings and other matters related to child protection.

Patricia’s main areas of practice are Children and Family Law.

Her expertise is in all Children Act matters and child protection.


Patricia joined Simpson Millar in October 2018, and has over 18 years’ experience in Children Law and Family Law, having qualified as a Solicitor in 2001.

Patricia studied at the University of Wales College of Cardiff, obtaining a Dual Honours degree in Law and German, and earned her Postgraduate Diploma from the College of Law in York. 

Following that she spent a period of time working for the United Nations in The Hague as a Case Manager for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, assisting with prosecuting war crimes.

Professional Memberships

Patricia is a member of the Law Society Children Law Scheme (Children Panel).

Interests outside of work

Patricia is kept busy facilitating the social lives of her children, and also enjoys travelling, literature, Pilates and live music.  She has spent time living in other countries and learning foreign languages. Whilst living in Singapore with her family, she volunteered for an organisation to raise awareness of gender inequality and volunteered for a crisis helpline for distressed women.

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