Patrick Maguire (Partner, London) Patrick is a Partner and the Head of the HCC London office. Patrick and his team in London only represent people that have suffered serious or catastrophic injury and families who have lost a loved one. Patrick was awarded Claimant Lawyer of the Year in the prestigious Personal Injury Awards 2022 for his work representing people who have been seriously injured.
Patrick is often instructed on behalf of victims of spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation, fractures to bones and psychiatric trauma. Patrick has strong links with various charities and organisations that help provide support to his clients beyond a compensation claim. Patrick has strong relationships with many of the leading insurance companies in the UK which means he can often access rehabilitation and financial support for his clients very quickly.
Patrick is often instructed on high profile cases. For example, being personally instructed by a number of those that were injured or killed in the Westminster attack, the London Bridge/Borough Market attack and the Novichok nerve agent attack in Salisbury. He represents bereaved families at Inquests at various levels from local Coroners Courts to the Old Bailey. Patrick is well versed in dealing with the press in such cases.
Patrick has been instructed by clients from all over the world but where the incident has taken place in the UK. In the last 3 years he has received instructions from clients in the US, France, Canada, Germany, Hungary, India and New Zealand.
All of Patrick’s clients instruct him on the basis of recommendation. He is often asked to take over cases from other firms who are not providing the appropriate level of service.
Patrick is currently representing the family of the victims of the Plymouth shootings. You can read more about his work on this case here.
Patrick and his team pride themselves on the relationships they build with their clients and their families. Clients have commented that the care and support provided by Patrick and his team would be the sort only expected from close family and friends.