Maurece has always wanted to practice law and is specifically interested in Personal Injury cases. She graduated from Queens University Belfast in 1994 with a 2.1 LLB honours degree and qualified as a solicitor in 1996. She has over 25 years of experience dealing with all types of personal injury cases.
Leadership of the Firm
Maurece is committed to ensuring the vision of JMK is achieved so that we are the only solicitors that people think of if they need help following an injury on an accident. Maurece believes that making both clients and all her colleagues in JMK her priority is how this will be achieved.
Acting with integrity and to the highest professional standards are critical to achieving the best outcome for clients. She has been a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) for over 20 years and was the Joint Regional Co-ordinator for APIL 2016-2022. She is an accredited Fellow with APIL, which is independent recognition of her standing in the field of personal injury claims. A Fellow (of which there are only 3 in Northern Ireland) is an experienced practitioner able to demonstrate a high level of expertise, and recognised by peers as being in a position of professional and intellectual leadership in the field of personal injury law.
Advocacy and Thought Leadership
Maurece has been a consultee to many key consultations relevant to personal injury law and contributed to Lord Justice Gillen’s Review of Civil and Family Justice specifically on the issue of protecting children’s compensation claims. As a result of which a recommendation has been made to bring forward legislation to ensure children are protected in the future. Maurece has lobbied for this outcome for many years (Activist Lawyer – In Conversation with Maurece Hutchinson).
The Department of Justice confirmed that the Minister believes that legislative intervention would be appropriate, particularly in light of the consultation responses see consultation on minor settlements summary.
Four Day Week
Maurece believes in creating a working environment which values the whole JMK team. She is an advocate for the “Four Day Week” and was part of implementing this in JMK in January 2020.
Maurece has assisted in the four-day week global campaign and is a mentor to the Irish Pilot scheme and has spoken about the work-life balance and benefits of this, to many businesses, charities and media outlets.