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

James Tracey

Solicitor

Christopher McAllister

Solicitor

Victoria Thompson

Solicitor

Claire Leemon

Solicitor

Trainee Solicitors

Olivia Moffitt

Trainee Solicitor

Adam Magill

Trainee Solicitor

Paralegals

Cole Johnston

paralegal

Patrick O'Hare 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.

two solicitors discussing personal injury claims
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.

solicitors discussing personal injury claims in northern ireland
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.

A secretary and trainee solicitor taking notes at Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors’ Belfast office.
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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Email

solicitors@pjohare.com

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

Seymour Major Partner at Paschal O'Hare

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solicitors@pjohare.com

Seymour Major Partner at Paschal O'Hare

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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Email

solicitors@pjohare.com

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

James personal injury solicitor

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solicitors@pjohare.com

James personal injury solicitor

James Tracey

SOLICITOR

James graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a Undergraduate degree in law before going on to qualify as a solicitor. He is dual qualified and able to practice law in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. He specialises in personal injury law and takes particular pride in his ability to negotiate on behalf of his clients.

Outside of work, James frequently attends the gym, plays golf and is an avid football fan.

“James Tracey went above and beyond his job in looking after me. It was a seamless experience through a very bad time in my life.”- Nicola

Chris personal injury solicitor

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solicitors@pjohare.com

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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solicitors@pjohare.com

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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Email

solicitors@pjohare.com

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 Moffit of Paschal O'Hare Solicitors

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Email

solicitors@pjohare.com

Olivia Moffit of Paschal O'Hare Solicitors

Olivia Moffitt

TRAINEE SOLICITOR

Olivia graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a degree in law shortly before joining Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors as a paralegal. She has now commenced a solicitor training contract and is on her way to becoming a fully qualified solicitor.

Outside of work, Olivia enjoys travelling, reading and swimming in the sea.

Adam McGill paschal o'hare

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Adam McGill paschal o'hare

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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Email

solicitors@pjohare.com

Cole Johnston - Paschal O'Hare Solicitors

Cole Johnston

Paralegal

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.