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Pete Maguire


Pete specialises in the drafting and negotiation of outsourcing and commercial contracts.

About Pete

Pete is a commercial contracts lawyer specialising in the drafting and negotiation of outsourcing and commercial contracts in the technology, security, logistics, catering and support services sectors across a broad range and size of clients.

His in-house experience also extends to insurance, risk management and corporate governance and the likes of mediation, property and company secretarial matters. Having spent 12 years in-house, Pete is focused on a client-facing, solution driven approach to legal advice.

"We were pleasantly surprised that a law firm would take the time to get to know us and understand our business, which made a real difference to the work they have done."

Veejay Lingiah, Learning Labs Previous


  • Whilst in-house, provided full contractual support for the UK FM division of Compass, advising across a range of FM services contracts involving (amongst others) banking, local government and petrochemical industries.
  • Advised technology provider in relation to broad range of introducer and reseller agreements.
  • Advised second tier suppliers in contracts for the supply of services materials and know-how to major automotive companies.

"Peter Maguire and Christine Jackson show exceptional pragmatism in their advice - giving clear workable legal solutions to problems."

Legal 500 UK


Pete trained at Edge Ellison in Birmingham (latterly Hammonds and now Squire Sanders) and also undertook a secondment with Bass Brewers (now Molson Coors) giving him further understanding and appreciation of client needs. Pete joined WH from the in-house legal team at Compass, the catering and support services FTSE Top 40 Group.


Pete spends his spare time with his family. He is a keen sportsman and an enthusiastic (although erratic!) skier. Pete played county level rugby and is now an accredited RFU coach.

Meet the team

Meet the team
Andrew Jones Partner
Rhys Jarman Partner
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