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Patrick Maguire Senior Practice Director, Serious Injury

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Patrick leads a team of lawyers who act on behalf of people who have suffered serious or fatal personal injury.

He acts for those who have suffered a life changing injury or the families of those who have suffered fatal injury.

Patrick is currently instructed by a number of families who have lost loved ones or suffered catastrophic injury in road traffic collisions. He is also instructed by a number of victims and their families who were seriously or fatally injured in the terrorist attacks in London in 2017. Many of the cases he deals with are high profile in nature.

Patrick recently represented the widows of Kurt Cochran and PC Keith Palmer who were killed in the Westminster terror attack at the Inquests into their deaths. Article 2 was engaged in relation to PC Palmer’s death. He also recently represented the family of Xavier Thomas at the Inquest into the London Bridge terror attack. Article 2 was also engaged in relation to Xavier’s death.

Patrick is instructed by some of those who were seriously injured by the Novichok nerve agent following the attack in Salisbury in 2018.

When acting for catastrophically injured clients Patrick's first priority is to ensure their rehabilitation and financial needs are addressed. Where necessary, he'll seek early redress from Courts to ensure those needs are met.

Patrick delivers legal presentations to police family liaison officers and charities to help educate and encourage joint working in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

Patrick is listed as a key lawyer in the Legal 500 2020: "Patrick Maguire led the team that acted for a number of families of the victims as well as those that were injured in the Westminster and London Bridge terrorist attacks."


Career history

  • June 2014-Present: Slater and Gordon Lawyers
  • 2006-2014: Silverbeck Rymer Solicitors
  • 2003-2006: Greenwoods Solicitors
  • 1999-2003: Lyons Davidson Solicitors

Recent Testimonials for Patrick Maguire

“On 30/10/15 just over 4 years ago my life almost ended, and as a result has been dramatically changed buy a Road Traffic Accident, that wasn't my fault. The first few years I don't really remember, but my wife had been in constant contact with Slater Gordon from almost day one, receiving not just legal advice but practical advice as well. When confronted with a life changing situation, you don't need sympathy or hassle, you and your family find themselves living on a knife edge, with emotions all over the place and involved in things you have no idea about. What you do need however is a professional, knowledgeable yet empathetic approach to the situation, which is exactly the service my family and I have received from Amber Braybrooke and Patrick Maguire of Slater Gordon London.”

Mr A

“Thank you for your support during the process, to you both and to all the Slater and Gordon team. I cannot thank you enough.  My special thank you to Patrick, who has been beside me on this journey from the beginning, thank you so much for your patience and support in hard times.  I will now hopefully be able to move forward with my life and although I will never ever forget, it's an important chapter that closes now. ”

Ms M

“My husband and I would like to say a heartfelt thank you for all your help with his claim. When your life is turned upside down on a normal March day, it’s difficult to find a way forward. Things come at you in phases, the initial shock, the injuries that my husband suffered and pain he went through, the massive changes to our daily life and not knowing what the future holds. Many people have helped us, all helping to make sense of the problems we faced and building a new picture of the future. You have been the very human face of helping us get the best financial settlement and for that we thank you. My husband always enjoyed his chats with you and was noticeably up beat following your phone calls. Please pass on our thanks to Dominic, it was a pleasure meeting him. Once again we really appreciate all your hard work with this case.”

Mrs R, London

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