About Us

Paschal O’Hare Solicitors

Paschal J O’Hare was founded in 1969 to safeguard and care for the legal needs of local people. Although the firm has expanded over the years, Paschal O’Hare Solicitors maintains the same values that have been at its core for almost half a century.

Our Team

Partners

Patrick O’Hare

Managing Partner

Seymour Major

Partner

Solicitors

Caitriona Forde

Solicitor

Christopher McAllister

Solicitor

Victoria Thompson

Solicitor

Claire Leemon

Solicitor

Olivia Moffitt

Solicitor

Jenna Curran

Solicitor

Trainee Solicitors

Adam Magill

Trainee Solicitor

Cole Johnston

Trainee Solicitor

Paralegals

Caitlin Bartlett

Paralegal

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Highly Experienced

Our team of solicitors located in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus have a reputation for delivering the compensation that our clients rightly deserve in a timely manner. Over the years we have secured millions of pounds in compensation. Despite working fast and efficiently, we show each client that we care about their individual case. At Paschal O'Hare Solicitors, our clients are for life.

Patrick O'Hare injury solicitor looking at Belfast
Our Mission

We strive to meet and exceed the legal needs of our clients better than our local and international competitors by fighting on their behalf whilst never compromising our solid ethical foundation.

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Innovation

As innovators, we were the first Northern Ireland based law firm to simplify client communication and document handling with the use of a case integration mobile app. Our specially designed app has increased efficiency and decreased the average length of time required to settle or win cases.

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Our History

Paschal O'Hare Solicitors was founded on 3 October 1969 by our namesake, the late Paschal J O'Hare, just 3 days after he qualified as a solicitor. The firm was originally located on the Antrim Road and later on Donegal Street. If questioned to name a great local law firm, Paschal O'Hare Solicitors would be the immediate answer for many across Belfast and beyond. Although the firm has expanded over the years, we maintain the same values that have been at its core for almost half a century.

Patrick O'Hare Partner Solicitor

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Patrick O'Hare Partner Solicitor

Patrick O’Hare

Managing Partner

Patrick was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, graduating in 1990 and qualifying as a Solicitor soon after. Upon qualifying, Patrick joined Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors and took over as Managing Partner upon the retirement of his father, the firm’s namesake and founder.

For almost 30 years, Patrick has specialised in all forms of personal injury litigation. As a result, he is listed as Northern Ireland’s leading personal injury solicitor by ThreeBestRated.com. He is now recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s leading practitioners in this area of law and has been at the forefront of developing the firm’s enviable reputation. As well as driving the firm as a business, he personally manages all of the firm’s serious injury cases, ensuring our most vulnerable clients feel secure in the knowledge that he and his team are there for them, from start to finish. Outside of work, Patrick is a family man who loves nothing more than watching his sons play football.

“Patrick is a great solicitor, he is very good at what he does always with great results. I recommend him to everyone.” – Lee

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Seymour Major

PARTNER

Seymour graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with an undergraduate degree in Law and Politics before qualifying as a Solicitor. Seymour currently specialises in personal injury law and has an outstanding track record of achieving excellent results for his clients. Testament to his ability and how well received he is by clients, is that he was appointed the first partner in the firm’s 50 years history.

Outside of work, Seymour enjoys challenging himself in various ways, going as far as to appear on ITV’s, The Chase. When not exercising his mental prowess in work or on national TV, he indulges his keen musical interest.

“I couldn’t have been happier with the way in which my case was dealt with. Seymour was constantly updating me on what was going on and couldn’t have been more helpful.” – Ronnie

clinical negligence solicitor Caitriona Forde

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clinical negligence solicitor Caitriona Forde

Caitriona Forde

SOLICITOR

Caitriona graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with an Undergraduate degree in Law. She then commenced postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and gained a Master’s degree in Healthcare Ethics and Law. Caitriona worked as a paralegal at Paschal O’Hare Solicitors before commencing her training contract and qualifying as a solicitor. Caitriona has a keen interest in medical negligence claims and is committed to achieving the best possible results for her clients.

Outside of work, Caitriona enjoys Tennis and volunteering with Youth 2000 Ireland.

“Caitriona has shown a perfect balance of empathy and professionalism when dealing with my case.” – Emma

Chris personal injury solicitor

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Chris personal injury solicitor

Christopher McAllister

SOLICITOR

Chris graduated from Queen’s University in 2011 following a year spent studying law in Toulouse, France. Chris qualified as a solicitor in 2014 and spent several years servicing a varied caseload of criminal and civil matters before joining the team at Paschal O’Hare Solicitors in 2021. He has extensive experience dealing with Road Traffic Accidents, Employer’s Liability and Public Liability cases.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys playing and watching football, foreign travel, and a little too much dining out!

Victoria Thompson - Paschal O'Hare Solicitors

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Victoria Thompson - Paschal O'Hare Solicitors

Victoria Thompson

SOLICITOR

Victoria graduated from the University of Ulster with an undergraduate degree in Law with Politics. Victoria qualified as a Solicitor in 2021 and worked on a varied caseload before joining Paschal O’Hare Solicitors in 2022. Victoria currently specialises in personal injury law.

Outside of work, Victoria enjoys travelling and walking her dogs.

Claire Leemon - Paschal O'Hare Solicitors

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Claire Leemon - Paschal O'Hare Solicitors

Claire Leemon

SOLICITOR

Claire graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with an Undergraduate degree in Law in 2019 and qualified as a solicitor shortly thereafter. Prior to joining Paschal O’Hare Solicitors, Claire worked primarily in the field of Litigation and managed a caseload consisting predominantly of claims arising from Road Traffic Accidents with elements of credit hire and personal injury claims. Claire has a particular interest in medical negligence claims.

Outside of work, Claire enjoys travelling, playing hockey, cooking and eating out.

Olivia solicitor at Paschal O'Hare Personal Injury Solicitors

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Olivia solicitor at Paschal O'Hare Personal Injury Solicitors

Olivia Moffitt

SOLICITOR

Olivia graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2019. She qualified as a Solicitor in October 2022 upon graduating from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies with a Distinction.

Olivia joined Paschal O’Hare Solicitors in 2019 as a Paralegal and she completed her training at the firm before being offered a role as a Solicitor.

Outside of work, Olivia enjoy going to the gym, playing music and making memories with friends and family.

Jenna Curran - Solicitor at Paschal O'Hare

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Jenna Curran - Solicitor at Paschal O'Hare

Jenna Curran

SOLICITOR

Jenna graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2005 with an undergraduate degree in Law.  Subsequently, she worked as a legal executive in several local firms before attending the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University, Belfast, where she qualified as a solicitor. 

Thereafter, Jenna worked in a litigation firm for many years, mostly assisting Plaintiffs with the recovery of compensation for personal injury and other financial losses.   Jenna is experienced in all types of personal injury claims, including road traffic accidents, work related injuries and industrial disease claims.  She has a particular interest in asbestos related claims. 

Outside of work, Jenna enjoys walking, meeting up with family/friends and spending time with her husband and young daughter.  

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Adam Magill

TRAINEE SOLICITOR

Adam graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a degree in law. Adam worked around the world in both law and banking before joining Paschal O’Hare Solicitors as paralegal, before commencing his training contract on his way to becoming a fully qualified solicitor.

Outside of work, Adam enjoys a keen interest in the Belfast music scene and will be found experimenting in the kitchen when he wants to relax.

Cole Johnston - Paschal O'Hare Solicitors

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Cole Johnston - Paschal O'Hare Solicitors

Cole Johnston

Trainee Solicitor

Cole graduated from Ulster University with an Undergraduate degree in Law with Marketing. He currently works as a Paralegal within the firm and is hoping to begin training as a Solicitor in September.

Outside of work, Cole enjoys going to the gym and spending time with his dog. He is currently training for his first half-marathon. 

Caitlin Bartlett paralegal at paschal o'hare solicitors

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Caitlin Bartlett paralegal at paschal o'hare solicitors

Caitlin Bartlett

Paralegal

Caitlin graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with First-class Honours from the Open University in 2022. She is currently working as a paralegal within the firm, with a view to eventually training to become a solicitor.

In her free time, she enjoys travelling, spending time with her dogs and learning to play piano. She also has a background in martial arts.