How Damien can help you
Having practised in law for over 25 years, Damien has developed a niche for representing clients in the media spotlight. In 2018, he acted in the Morrison’s murder Trial, a high-profile case, which saw his client acquitted of murder. He also specialises in defending those accused of causing death by dangerous or careless driving.
Damien has expanded his practice to encompass corporate criminal defence work. He is frequently retained by the Royal College of Nursing to defend nurses accused of criminal offences. He also successfully defended, twice over, an international drinks manufacturer accused of a multitude of offences relating to product mislabelling.
An established advocate in the Magistrates Court, recent trial acquittals include a youth defendant raising the statutory defence of modern slavery, and an unlawful arrest case leading to a verdict of no case to answer in relation to a matter of assaulting a police officer.
Recommended and recognised
Described by The Legal 500 as providing ‘unbiased, non-judgmental, and completely appropriate legal advice’ and recommended for his role as a Solicitor-Advocate, Damien regularly represents his clients appearing in the Crown Courts.
Damien joined Fosters in March 2008 and became a partner in 2011.
He is a member of the Association of Higher Court Advocates and in December 2014 he accepted an appointment to the judiciary to sit as a part-time Chair of the Police Appeals Disciplinary Tribunal. This important work, undertaken on behalf of the Home Office, requires Damien to adjudicate upon all forms of police misconduct and poor performance.