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Damian McCarthy | Client Testimonials That Speak for Themselves

Glossy corporate literature and expensive websites packed with engaging widgets are the hallmark of many large legal firms. Expert Senior Employment Law Advocate Damian McCarthy knows that behind these shiny exteriors often lie legal firms that can be expensive, and not always competent.  With a successful legal career spanning 20 years to date, Damian McCarthy has seen his fair share of corporate approaches to clients. As independent legal counsel Damian McCarthy is free to set his own standards, and his bar is high.

Transparency in all dealings with Damian McCarthy is important to the lawyer, who makes a point of clearly laying out in his contractual documents with clients exactly what they can expect in terms of service, and fees. In promoting his services Damian McCarthy is always keen to stress that he simply cannot accommodate all requests for representation for practical reasons, but almost unprecedentedly offers to point clients towards a suitable reputable alternative lawyer.

The testimonials published by Damian McCarthy speak for themselves about the exceptionally high quality of service that clients can expect from Damian McCarthy. It is interesting to note that the comments come not from clients, but from other qualified lawyers. Praise and respect from within the ranks of your own industry is perhaps the best you can receive.

Furthermore, as Damian McCarthy represents both employees and employers, he has a perfect insight into the workings of Employment Law on both sides of the table.  This places Damian McCarthy in a very powerful position when it comes to negotiating a settlement. He has a very clear grasp of the issues of concern to each type of client, and can apply that understanding to great effect.

Damian McCarthyLegal colleagues have described Damian McCarthy as a lawyer with “very strong tactical acumen”, and someone who has a “highly client focused approach”. Another legal commentator noticed that Damian McCarthy “has an excellent success rate and is very accessible”. These are key attributes of a successful lawyer, and it would appear that they are at the very core of the working ethos of Damian McCarthy.

One solicitor quoted was moved to say that “he is at the top of my list when it comes to instructing counsel for employment tribunal work”. Having achieved the status of the “lawyer’s lawyer”, it is no wonder that Damian McCarthy continues to enjoy a successful career. Damian McCarthy is a highly qualified and experienced Employment Law practitioner.

Damian McCarthy | Free Advice

Damian McCarthy believes so strongly in everyone having access to justice that he offers comprehensive advice on his website; the most important piece of advice being -”appointing the right employment lawyer.”

Damian McCarthy points out that there are a large number of law firms available to clients and most of them claim to be specialists, but not all of them are quite as good as they make themselves out to be.  Damian McCarthy lists a number of ways that people can filter out the ‘wannabes’ from the true specialists.

For instance, Damian McCarthy indicates that lawyers dealing exclusively with employment law should be a client’s first choice.  Employment law is a complex area of law which is also fast moving and a lawyer who only deals with these cases now and again is hardly likely to offer the best representation.  Damian McCarthy also suggests that a lawyer who deals exclusively in employment law should also have at least 10 years’ experience to offer good representation, providing a client’s budget is sufficient.

Experience in employment law is not quite the same as experience at an Employment Tribunal, so Damian McCarthy urges clients to find out how many cases a lawyer has represented at a tribunal to find out whether they will be the best option for them. Damian McCarthy reckons that the best employment lawyers will have had experience in representing between 50 and 100 clients at Employment Tribunals.  The fees that different lawyers charge vary quite a bit and Damian McCarthy suggests that the maximum fee a client should agree to should depend on the relative experience of the lawyer, with the maximum for an inexperienced lawyer being £100 plus VAT an hour and for a high profile, very experienced lawyer being in the region of £275-360 plus VAT an hour, both quoted rates are without VAT.

Damian McCarthyDamian McCarthy attended the University of Warwick where he received an LLB Hons and also the University of Leicester where he qualified with an LLM, Masters in Employment Law.  Damian McCarthy specialises in employment law and has had some fantastic results in many high profile cases.

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