Patrick Mears

Solicitor and Head of Commercial Property Bath

Commercial Property Law

Location: Bath

Patrick is a Solicitor and head of Commercial Property in our Bath office and has more than twenty years’ experience advising clients in the city of Bath and surrounding areas.

His main areas of expertise are transactional commercial property work, including sales and purchases, commercial leases and lease renewals, development and strategic land transactions and secured lending work.

He is adept at handling wider commercial client requirements, including business sales and acquisitions, corporate transactions, shareholders’ and partnership agreements and general commercial contracts.

Patrick qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and worked for city firm Macfarlanes and for a variety of leading law firms in the South West, before joining Battens in November 2020.

Clients are able to draw upon his wide-ranging experience advising a variety of organisations and individuals - from Government departments and large institutional pension schemes, charities and major house builders to small business owners, private landlords and tenants. Patrick’s expertise also spans a range of sectors, including development, media, leisure, industrial, retail and secured lending.

Renowned for his long-standing client relationships and commitment to quality service, Patrick has a strong network of clients and colleagues and thrives on getting results.


“Corkage has engaged Patrick on many occasions over the past 7 years, and we have always found him helpful, knowledgeable, and professional throughout our dealings with him. He is responsive and diligent, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services.”

Richard Knighting, Director of Bath restaurant, Corkage.

“Commercial property transactions have the potential to incur very unwelcome and expensive consequences. The vast experience and proven track record of the team at Battens gives us huge confidence that Julian House will always have the best advice when negotiating these often complex legal matters.”

Cecil Weir, Fundraising & PR Director Julian House

“In our expanding family business, our clients were looking for a very personal relationship with the person dealing with their affairs, and Patrick was able to provide this.
Quick to get to the main issues, practical in solutions, very easy to deal with, and a very nice man.”

Max Woodward, former managing partner of Mowbray Woodwards and client.

“I have great respect for Patrick’s personal integrity and rigour as a lawyer. Over a number of years, I have experienced first hand the professionalism, knowledge and determination Patrick brings to his work, be that for mutual clients or when acting for different clients in cases I have been involved with. In my experience, Patrick has always represented his clients well, offering sound and practical advice.”

Alistair Colston Founder, C Squared

Patrick's specialism