Patricia Robertson QC practises at Fountain Court Chambers, with a broad commercial and civil practice, and was called to the Bar in 1988. She has extensive experience in financial services and regulatory matters, currently being a member of the Alternative Business Structures (ABS) working group of the BSB and was a speaker at the 2009 BSB Clementi debate. Patricia is also involved in equality and diversity issues, has a particular interest in advocacy training, and is co-author of the Guide to the Legal Services Act (Butterworths publication). Commenting on the new appointments, Ruth Deech, BSB Chair said: “I am delighted to welcome Richard, Sam and Patricia to the Board. The varied knowledge and experience they bring means that they will make a valuable contribution to the work of the Board as we strive to meet the challenges of our role as regulator”.