HCC Solicitors is an award-winning law firm with offices in London, Manchester and Birmingham. Our team of specialist lawyers are vastly experienced in representing the families and victims of traumatic incidents, serious injury and fatalities including murder, manslaughter and work-related death.


Our ‘family-first’ approach is dedicated to supporting people and their families who have experienced a traumatic life-changing event.


We’ll ensure that everything is in place for victims and their families to begin their journey of recovery – physically, mentally and financially.


Martin James, Chief Operating Officer of HCC Solicitors, says:


“We are very proud to support the SIO conference which helps to showcase the brilliant work being done across the country by SIO’s and their teams. We are particularly pleased to be able to work towards creating a supportive infrastructure for families in the aftermath of a life-changing incident.


“As a specialist serious injury law firm, we see on a daily basis the devastation caused to families as a result of the loss of loved ones.  We look forward to continuing our work with various support organisations and charities to help them get rapid access to the physical and psychological rehabilitation they need in the aftermath.”

Trust and confidence in an investigation process is essential for families as they struggle in the aftermath of a life-changing event. We are proud to work in harmony with the valuable service delivered by SIOs, wider investigation teams and family liaison officers in the aftermath of a serious incident.


We understand the significance of your role as a PIP 2,3 or 4 SIO - and the many themes of an investigation you have to concentrate on.


Our experience and expertise is here for you, taking care of all those other matters that you do not need to policy. We will represent victims and families with expert, specialised lawyers dedicated to get the best outcome every time.


As well as our team of experienced lawyers, we also work alongside an independent team of leading consultants who have all served impeccably in various Police Forces. These consultants work together with lawyers to deliver training at the request of Police Forces across the country.



Indeed, one of them is a recently retired PIP3 SIO who headed/was involved in over 120 murder/manslaughter and work-related death investigations .

We are also proud of our close relationships with some of the UK’s leading non-profit organisations in delivering support to victims. This includes:


The Homicide Service – our team of specialist lawyers advise and assist case workers from the service when dealing with those families whose loved ones have been victims of murder, manslaughter and work related death.


SAMM - (Support After Murder and Manslaughter) – we are an official partner to this registered charity which offers ongoing support to families bereaved by murder and manslaughter in the UK including terrorism. 

Our specialist team deliver a prompt, professional and sensitive approach for victims and their families. We always encourage queries or questions about civil/legal procedures from SIOs, or FLO’s at any point during an investigation.


Patrick Maguire


(07775 808 820)


Patrick represents people who have sustained life-changing injuries and families who have experienced a fatality. Patrick is often instructed on behalf of people who have sustained spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, serious limb trauma – as well as terrorism cases.


Patrick was personally instructed on behalf of families who were killed or injured in the Westminster attack, the London Bridge/Borough Market attack and the Novichok nerve agent attack in Salisbury. He was also recently instructed by a number of families who lost loved ones in the Plymouth shootings.


Patrick also personally represents people at Inquests and accompanies clients to Coroners Courts across the UK.


Martin James


(07932 668 019)


Martin is an expert in fatal and serious injury litigation. His hands-on approach to helping clients and their families to rebuild their lives has enabled him to achieve numerous landmark results for his clients.


Martin is a keen supporter of numerous charities including Brake (the road safety charity), The Spinal Injuries Association and Headway. He is also an accredited serious injury solicitor by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and is a campaigner for the rights of injured and bereaved people.  


HCC Solicitors is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and our SRA number is 608056.


To contact our team please call 0330 175 7770.