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Pete Maguire

Partner - Head of Commercial

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

"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.

"Pete Maguire and Lindsay Ellis are exceptional solicitors and a pleasure to work with. They are knowledgeable, commercially minded and respond quickly regardless of the extent of the task or advice required"

Legal 500


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

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Matthew Davies Partner - Head of Business Immigration
Lindsay Ellis - Business and Commercial Lawyer
Lindsay Ellis Partner
Andrew Jones - Real Estate Lawyer
Andrew Jones Partner - Head of Commercial Real Estate