"Mr Moore is a very good Solicitor and pulls no punches"

A Partner within Fosters and Deputy Head of the Crime and Business Defence Team, Damien is described by his peers as a highly respected advocate who brings a wealth of experience to the criminal law team at Fosters. Named as a leading lawyer in the Legal 500 (an independent guide to the legal profession) Damien has represented clients in a range of proceedings including murder, serious sexual assaults and complex high value fraud as well as proceedings commenced by private agencies such as the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency, Trading Standards and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

A Solicitor-Advocate Damien regularly represents his clients appearing in the Crown Courts. Damien is one of a very small number of Advocates to hold a Higher Courts dual qualification in civil proceedings as well.

Having practised in law for over 20 years Damien has acquired a loyal client base who regularly instruct him. He has developed a niche for representing clients in high profile cases and those in the media spotlight. Damien recently acted in high profile murder Trial which saw his client acquitted and previously represented the person responsible for causing substantial damage to a one million pound handmade Ferrari Enzo belonging to Jay Kay the lead singer of Jamiroquai. In a landmark case and one widely known to the profession he also successfully defended a rioting detainee accused of destroying by fire the Yarlswood Immigration Detention Centre in Bedfordshire. Legal commentary and appearances have been provided by Damien to television and BBC radio on a variety of topics including drug conspiracies, the Milly Dowler murder trial, appeal work and Freeganism.

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. In recent times Damien has secured the acquittals of senior nurses accused of gagging, deliberate beating and false imprisonment. In 2014 & 2016 Damien represented an international drinks manufacturer accused of a multitude of offences relating to product mislabelling. In both cases Damien's meticulous work in this difficult area of law ensured the company avoided a professionally damaging and costly prosecution twice over.

In December 2014 Damien was appointed to the judiciary and sits as a Chair of the Police Appeals Disciplinary Tribunal. This important work which is undertaken on behalf of the Home Office reflects Damien's impressive ability in regulatory based proceedings and requires him to objectively adjudicate upon all forms of police misconduct and poor performance. Damien has sat as a Tribunal Chair in some high profile cases including ruling for the first time on the relationship between an off-duty police officer and his claim to a right of privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Damien also works closely with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives who in 2017 commissioned him as a mentor Judge for their candidates interested in applying for judicial posts. Damien combines his part-time judicial work with his full-time criminal defence work in Norfolk and Suffolk, being the Head of Fosters branch office in Lowestoft.