Born and raised in Hong Kong, Patrick entered the legal profession after initially enjoying a successful career as an engineer. He obtained a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Manitoba in Canada in 1993 and earned his Master of Science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000. His switch to the legal profession came after he completed his Juris Doctor – a law degree for graduates from a non-law discipline – at the City University of Hong Kong in 2007 followed by his Postgraduate Certificate in Laws at the same establishment two years later, at which point he joined Boase Cohen & Collins. He was admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 2011, thus becoming an Assistant Solicitor with the firm. He became a Partner in 2017. Outside the office, Patrick is an active member of Lions Clubs International and is Zone I Chairperson of Lions Clubs International District 303. He plays football for both the Lions and the Law Society of Hong Kong while his love of running saw him complete the London Marathon in 2014.