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Hayley McLorinan

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+44 (0)20 7822 1200

Practice Overview

Hayley specialises in personal injury, property damage / product liability and employment litigation. She is an experienced advocate, who regularly appears in court instructed by both claimants and defendants. She is known for her ability to digest complex issues quickly and provide straightforward and commercial advice.

Personal Injury

In personal injury, Hayley’s work covers a broad spectrum including catastrophic injury, public liability, occupiers’ liability and defective premises, Road Traffic, Highways Act, food poisoning, Animals Act and product liability claims. She has extensive experience of employer’s liability claims, including industrial disease and psychiatric injury, bringing additional employment law expertise to the table.

Hayley’s expertise in property damage makes her especially well placed to deal with claims encompassing both personal injury and property damage elements such as housing disrepair / defective premises claims, product liability claims and motoring incidents causing property damage.

Hayley regularly undertakes drafting and advisory work in addition to a busy advocacy practice. She regularly appears in the County Court and High Court in addition to having experience of inquests and mediations.

Property Damage

Hayley practices in all aspects of property damage. Cases in which she is instructed commonly raise complex technical matters including contested issues of causation. In particular, Hayley has experience of claims relating to fires, floods, construction work and subsidence. She is regularly instructed in subrogated recovery claims and claims for indemnity insurers involving multiple experts.

Product Liability

Hayley’s practice covers a wide range of product liability issues, acting for both claimants and defendants. Her experience in this area is complimented by her expertise in both personal injury and property damage litigation.

Examples of products Hayley has dealt with include: white goods, boats, electrical components, bicycles, flood warning systems, infant safety products, kitchen equipment, electronic cigarettes, toys and foodstuffs. She advises on complex liability, quantum and policy coverage issues.


Hayley regularly undertakes advisory and drafting work in employment matters and frequently appears in the Employment Tribunal on behalf of both claimants and respondents. She has acted for public authorities, NHS Trusts and private employers. Her experience covers unfair dismissal, including constructive unfair dismissal, redundancy, equal pay, discrimination and victimisation, wrongful dismissal and TUPE claims.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Hayley has wide experience of general contractual disputes, including claims involving the sale and supply of goods and services. She is regularly instructed in credit hire litigation.


Hayley has experience of insurance claims including policy interpretation, breach of notification clauses and non-disclosure.

Professional Negligence

Hayley has experience of actions against various professionals including educational establishments, solicitors, social workers, driving instructors, property managing agents, and building professionals.