Patric Rouendaal

Patric is a partner based in the Birmingham office and has 20 years’ PQE. He specialises in professional indemnity and directors’ and officers’ claims.

He provides policy advice to insurers on the scope of cover, applicable exclusions and notification. Patric also acts for directors and officers in defence of claims relating to property management, waste re-cycling, environmental pollution, harassment and investor claims. He works closely with others in the firm on claims relating to employment, discrimination and health and safety. 

In addition he handles professional indemnity claims against solicitors, construction, professionals, surveyors and accountants.

Patric also has expertise in commercial litigation defence, recoveries and coverage in property claims including first and third party claims arising from fire, explosion, flood, collapse, environmental contamination and subsidence.

Patric has handled a number of complex and high value claims including the negotiated resolution of a £1m claim against a former company director for alleged failure to follow the “whitewash procedure” in a multi-party dispute. He has a good track record of resolving claims by negotiation at an early stage to save defence costs and personal angst.

He is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers, and regularly contributes to Kennedys’ London Market Brief. In addition, he regularly lectures and provides in house training on a number of topics.


  • Qualified in England and Wales in 1996

Incredibly sharp. Fully engaged with all matters that he is supervising – a very impressive individual.

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Market recognition

  • Recommended lawyer for 'Professional negligence (West Midlands)'

    “Very dynamic and fantastic attention to detail from Patric Rouendaal.”
    The Legal 500 UK 2021

    "Incredibly sharp. Fully engaged with all matters that he is supervising – a very impressive individual.”
    The Legal 500 UK 2021

  • Notable practitioner for 'Professional Negligence (Midlands)'
    Patric Rouendaal comes recommended for his "detailed, astute and thoughtful advice."
    Chambers UK 2020
  • Leading Individual for 'Professional Negligence (Midlands)'
    Described by sources as a "level-headed" lawyer who is "dedicated to his clients' interests."
    Chambers UK 2019
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Professional negligence (West Midlands)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Professional negligence (West Midlands)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2017
  • He is a leading individual for professional negligence, Chambers UK 2017, who comment that “Clients offer ‘the highest praise’ for Patric Rouendaal, who specialises in claims against solicitors and surveyors in addition to insurance policy matters. A source comments: ‘He has a relaxed and reassuring style which always gives confidence to the client that they are in safe hands. I would not hesitate to recommend him.’”

Work highlights

  • Successfully struck out £750,000 claim against a firm of solicitors on grounds that it was an abuse of process.
  • Acting as lead solicitor for insurers and their insured in recovery actions in respect of a £19m fraud, liaising with the SFO and Warwickshire Fraud Unit following Freezing and Search Orders being obtained and executed.
  • Acted for insurers and their insured on a variety of environmental claims concerning actual or alleged pollution of third party sites.
Market recognition
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2021

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019

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    Top Ranked - Kennedys

    Chamber UK 2017

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017