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.
Our team of solicitors located in Belfast 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.
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.
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.
Our Experienced Solicitors
Patrick O’Hare – Principal of Paschal O’Hare Solicitors
Patrick was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, graduating in 1990 and qualifying as a Solicitor in 1992. Over the last twenty-five years he has worked for Paschal O'Hare Solicitors where he specialises in all forms of Personal Injury Litigation and Clinical Negligence Claims. 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 specialists in both Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Claims.
Patrick has a particular interest in catastrophic claims where the impact on an individual and his or her family can have far-reaching consequences. Patrick comes thoroughly recommended by clients who 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 with his wife.
Having qualified as a solicitor in 1988, Fergus joined the firm in February 2015 to bring a wealth of experience in all matters pertaining to property transactions. Clients have included prominent local property developers, lending institutions, commercial enterprises, private individuals and families. Transactions have ranged from starter home purchases through development site purchases to high value commercial purchases/sales/leases and all points between.
Fergus is also responsible for attending to Wills, Probate and Elderly client needs, assisting our clients to put their affairs in order during their lifetime and helping their executors and administrators in the smooth distribution of the assets of a deceased’s estate.
Away from practice, Fergus is a family man but still finds time to indulge in his enthusiasm for working with wood and especially his new found passion for wood turning.
Catherine qualified as a solicitor in 2008 after completing her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Chester. Catherine specialises in all areas of personal injury law including Road Traffic Litigation, Employer’s Liability, Public Liability and Industrial Disease and has extensive experience of both High Court and County Court Litigation.
Catherine is a yoga enthusiast and whilst away from the office, she frequently travels to her second home in Co. Donegal where she enjoys hosting and catching up with friends.
Claire graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with an undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2003 and a postgraduate Bachelor of Legal Science degree in 2005. She then completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Chester in 2006. Following this, Claire worked as a paralegal for a year before commencing her training contract at a niche clinical negligence firm in Cheshire, qualifying as a solicitor in 2009. She then moved to a larger clinical negligence department at a firm in Liverpool where she remained until joining Paschal O’Hare Solicitors in June 2015.
Claire is a specialist clinical negligence solicitor with a particular interest in dental, obstetric, surgical, orthopaedic and neurological cases and is committed to achieving the best possible results for her clients.
During her downtime, Claire is a keen jet-setter and enjoys travelling to new exotic places and revisiting some of her favourite spots.
Seymour graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with an undergraduate degree in Law and Politics in 2012, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2014. Seymour currently specialises in personal injury law dealing with cases involving Road Traffic Litigation, Industrial Disease, Employer’s Liability and Public Liability.
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 exercises his musical talent by performing live in venues across the island.
Nóirín O’Neill graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1997 with a Law Degree. She has also obtained Postgraduate Diplomas in Applied European Law and Employment Law from the Law Society of Ireland. Nóirín specialises in Clinical Negligence and is dual qualified as a solicitor in NI & ROI. She is also the only solicitor in Ireland to have qualified as an Expert Patient in Medicines Research and Development through the European Patients’ Academy in Therapeutic Innovation where she was given a Fellowship.
Nóirín is a high profile cancer survivor having been diagnosed with a life threatening rare acute form of leukaemia/blood cancer which affects one in a million people in Europe. She had six months of aggressive chemotherapy and is now as good as cured. As a result of her own personal experience, Nóirín is passionate about helping all patients on their own personal journey by representing them legally and investigating treatment and care received by them. Nóirín is often invited to healthcare conferences and her story has been published in the British Medical Journal.
What our Clients Say...
We take great pride in the fact that a lot of our clients come back to us time and time again - an indication that we are providing the high level of service that they demand and deserve.
I found all of the staff to be courteous and helpful. My solicitor, Catherine Logue put my mind at ease, especially as I was worried about the financial costs of pursuing this claim.