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Portrait Shoot Damian McCarthy 18th December 2014

Damian McCarthy is an experienced employment law specialist

He excels at all aspects of employment law advice and has a reputation
as a tough and extremely effective advocate.

Damian possesses “all the gears” adopting an aggressive or a more charming approach as the case demands. He is uncompromising and fights hard to get the results needed.

Damian is regularly instructed on high profile whistleblowing and discrimination cases, many involving large sums of money or difficult issues, and consequently he has a number of well-known clients. He advised and acted for Moira Stuart in the high profile case involving her dispute with the BBC and has more recently acted for a number of high profile whistleblowers.

He is popular with clients for achieving outstanding results and has a client focused approach. Damian knows how to get the result needed by the client, and can get to the heart of a case very quickly in order to focus on the central parts of a claim to save time and costs. Damian is especially popular with clients involved in whistleblowing claims, complex claims of discrimination, dismissal claims, bullying and harassment claims, stress at work claims as well as other complex areas of employment law.

“Very strong tactical acumen, coupled with a skilful and no nonsense style and a highly client focussed approach.”

Partner, Slater Gordon

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Damian McCarthy has the ability to deliver on the wider dimensions of strategic thinking and client reality that come with sensitive high profile litigation. He sees those parallel worlds without ever losing sight of the case proper. You would want him on your side.

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Senior PartnerSpeechly Bircham

He has an excellent success rate and is very accessible. Damian´s best skills from my perspective are his ability to steer very complex cases and difficult witnesses in the right direction whilst keeping cool.

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Senior PartnerPartners Law

Very strong tactical acumen, coupled with a skilful and no nonsense style and a highly client focussed approach.

PartnerSlater and Gordon

I have worked with Damian now on numerous occasions over more than 10 years and he is at the top of my list when it comes to instructing counsel for employment tribunal work. He works well as part of a team with clients and other lawyers and inspires confidence. Damian is also a skilled negotiator who understands that cases are often not just about the legal points and that there is a bigger picture.

SolicitorSpeechly Bircham

Damian is a highly experienced, commercially minded lawyer dealing with all types of employment disputes.

Smair SoorBarrister at Chambers of Simeon Maskrey QC

Damian is a superior lawyer who understands the client’s needs. His extensive knowledge and experience, ability to analyse complex cases, together with his genuine compassion for the client are keys to his winning formula for success. I cannot speak highly enough of Damian and recommend him to anyone who needs employment advice.

Tanya O’Connell

Damian is extremely knowledgeable, a determined and skilful advocate and excellent company to boot. Act fast to make sure he is on your team for fear he turns up on the other side.

Nick HanningPartner at Dutton Gregory inc. RWPS Law

Damian is a deeply respected employment advocate with outstanding achievements in his field. As a professional working along Damian, I had the opportunity to confirm numerous client endorsements about his experience, skills and customer service. Damian always delivers a reliable, trustworthy and transparent customer service with exceptional legal and business acumen. It is always a please to work with him in any capacity therefore I can only recommend him.

Roland RomataDirector at Asurit Limited

Damian is a very able advocate who will strive to do his best work for his clients. He has a very sharp mind and an excellent grasp of legal issues. He prepares thoroughly and is unstinting in his pursuit of the best outcome for each client.

Tommy Doherty

Razor sharp, exceptionally good with clients and knows the law inside and out, have total confidence in his ability.

leigh yatesManaging Director at People4u

I am delighted to offer my recommendation of Damian for his superb legal services. He has an excellent personable manner. I will gladly use his services again.

Geraint Davies

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