Next generation partner Legal 500 UK, 2020
  • Background & experience

    Damian has been involved in some of the most advanced trust litigation in Jersey as well as being regularly engaged in applications concerning the blessing of momentous trustee decisions, rectification, mistake and ratification.

    Damian is part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Restructuring & Corporate Recovery team. He specialises in illiquid or insolvent trusts and formal insolvency procedures with experience in member and creditor schemes of arrangement. 

    Damian has also been involved in the leading Jersey cases concerning Tax Information Exchange Agreements and the application of Sovereign Immunity in the context of enforcement of international arbitration awards.

    Legal 500 2019 ranks Damian in Tier 1 as a “Leading Individual” for dispute resolution describing him as ‘extremely intelligent, brilliant in court, unfailingly practical and results-driven’.

    Damian joined Ogier in January 2019, having previously been head of the Trust Disputes group at another large firm in Jersey.

    Damian is a member of:

    • The Jersey Law Society;
    • The Middle Temple;
    • The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS);
    • The Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts (ARIES); and
    • An overseas member of the Chancery Bar Association of England and Wales.

    Admitted in:

    2012 - Jersey
    2000 - England and Wales

     

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  • Recognition

    Next generation partner Legal 500 UK, 2020
    Extremely intelligent, brilliant in court, unfailingly practical and results-driven. Legal 500 UK, 2019
    Has excellent litigation knowledge and experience and he is able to relate to the circumstances at hand and advise commercially. Chambers UK, 2019
    Damian is a top class litigator who provides clear, timely and practical advice. He grasps the issues at hand quickly and is very effective Citywealth Leaders List, 2019
    His management of matters from inception to trial and appeal is flawless and I don’t hesitate to recommend him to peers and clients alike Citywealth Leaders List, 2019
    A really bright and lovely guy... he is wise beyond his years and he is strategic, tactical and nice to work with. Chambers UK, 2018
    I know Damian as a very bright, supportive, kind and highly efficient and accessible lawyer. No matter how hectic the times, he keeps overview and provides a reply in a timely and comprehensive manner without being chased. His experienced and highly professional advice has been of great help to me and my colleagues. Citywealth Leaders List, 2018
    Always has an excellent grasp of the facts, and has an amazing ability to know precisely where everything is in voluminous bundles. Legal 500, 2017
    Superb litigator who provides clear, practical advice. Chambers UK, 2017
    Fantastic...extremely hardworking, razor sharp in his analysis of every case, and a real team player. Legal 500, 2016
    Damian is one of the rising stars amongst Jersey litigators. In court he is well-prepared and demonstrates an unerring ability to locate relevant documents within increasingly voluminous documentation with ease. He never loses sight of the importance of pragmatism in litigation and is well-liked by clients. Citywealth Leaders List, 2016
    His advice is pragmatic and timely... he has a strong grasp of the commercialities of cases, as well as an in depth knowledge of the law. Citywealth, Top 20 Jersey Future Leaders list, 2013