Staff Profile

Patrick Macken
0114 249 6669
Based at: Sheffield
Qualified: 2012
Joined Howells: 2016
Practice Area: Employment & Discrimination

Patrick specialises in a wide range of employment matters, from general advice to bringing claims for discrimination under the Equality Act.

Originally from a litigious background in law, Patrick has worked on both property and commercial litigation in the past, bringing his particular strength of negotiating settlements to the team.

Patrick joined the employment team at Howells as he wished to provide representation and secure positive outcomes for individuals who would not otherwise have the recourse to a private solicitor. He finds his work with legal aid both challenging and rewarding.

His professional manner is matched by excellent client care, with particular detail in keeping clients thoroughly informed throughout their case, ensuring all his clients have as positive experience as possible at what would otherwise be a difficult time.


“Through out our case Howell's solicitors have supported and guided us. Initially we where overwhelmed having never been in a situation like this, but it was explained what was required to proceed. At no point was anything to much trouble, Patrick was patient and knowledgeable. His dedication to the case was commendable. Thanks to Patrick and Howell's we successfully settled a discrimination case.” – E.M., 2018

“A considerate, intelligent practitioner” – Ms E. C, 2016

“I felt that my well-being was always the number-one priority.” – Mr B. K, 2016

“I am very grateful to Patrick he was very professional and always kept me updated through the process.” – Ms J. B, 2017

“I can’t thank him enough” – Ms H. V, 2017

“I would thereby recommend using Howells Solicitors LLP and asking for Patrick Macken if I need any further legal help with anything in relation to discrimination” – Mr D. D, 2018

“Always kept me informed and responded quick to my enquiries. Would definitely recommend to family & friends” – Ms. L. F, 2018

“Due to the stellar experience I had with Patrick at Howells I will be directing anyone to take their legal issues to Patrick at Howell's for his legal aid” Mr B. K (2017)

“Having someone so professional and understanding behind you gives you confidence in your case and makes it that much easier.” Ms. H. V (2017)

“Such a fantastic service, I couldn't ask for anything better.
If anyone is looking for the best advice then Howells is where you will find it because they take the time to listen to what you have to say as well as what shows on your evidence and provide the best support suited to each and every individual persons needs and I have Patrick Macken to thank for that.” – D.D. October, 2018

“I could not have asked for a better Lawyer than Mr Patrick Macken! His professionalism, sheer dedication and hard work has ensured that I won the biggest and most toughest case that I have ever faced and I would like to thank him again for his empathy, sound legal advice, guidance, commitment and ongoing support! Highly recommended!” – Ms. Georges, May 2019