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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
Rhys Jarman - IP Disputes Lawyer
Rhys Jarman Partner
Claire Halle Smith - Data Protection Lawyer
Claire Halle-Smith Senior Associate
Lindsay Ellis - Business and Commercial Lawyer
Lindsay Ellis Partner - Head of Commercial
How can we help?
01926 732512