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MPH Solicitors – Part of the Irwin Mitchell Group


  • Bauhaus
  • Manchester
  • UK
  • M3 4AW

Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant - North West

Basic facts about the department

- 2 partners
- 1 other qualified lawyer
- Office locations ranked: Manchester

What the team is known for Focuses on complex, high-value cases. Clients highlight its strong levels of communication and personalised service. Receives a lot of its work from trade unions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Client service: "The lawyers were always there for me." 

Efficiency: "Straightforward, kept us informed, and dealt with everything efficiently."

Notable practitioners 

Mark Havenhand moves up a place in this year's rankings owing to effusive market feedback. "He is an impressive operator and has a deft touch at dealing with clients and experts," note interviewees.

Frank Patterson is highlighted for "putting the clients' interests at paramount importance." He specialises in high-value cases, including those related to birth injuries and misdiagnosis of cancer.

Significant clients Communication Workers Union, Royal British Legion.

Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant - North West

Basic facts about the department

- 3 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers 

What the team is known for Significant experience with claims relating to industrial disease and cases against the Ministry of Defence, with particular specialist expertise in cases involving aviation, non-freezing cold weather injury and military inquests.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Client service: "I found them compassionate at a tremendously difficult time."

Responsiveness: "Whenever I had any questions they got back to me very quickly – there was never anything I wasn't sure of."

Technical expertise: "They really do some high-quality niche work."

Notable practitioners  

Geraldine McCool deals primarily with cases relating to military claims, but also has significant expertise in high-value catastrophic cases. She is described as "caring, supportive and helpful," and as being "extremely hands-on – she has a personal touch."

Dominic Hemsi is highly experienced in claims relating to asbestos exposure and to catastrophic RTAs. Sources call him "very understated, but he's excellent at what he does – very client-oriented."