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Work 020 7242 9700
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Fax 020 7539 4701
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340 LONDON / CHANCERY LANE
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www.harcus-sinclair.co.uk

Damon Parker

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Work 020 7539 4740
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Harcus Sinclair LLP

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Damon leads the firm's Litigation department. He has established the firm's innovative approach to litigation case management and litigation funding and is a recognized market leader.  He was listed in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 in 2016 and is recommended in Chambers & Partners as one of the leading practitioners in his field which notes that he "is very balanced. He takes everything in his stride and exudes confidence, which is good for the client.

He represents a diverse range of private and corporate clients reflecting the breadth of the firm's litigation practice.  Damon has extensive experience representing claimants in large group actions in financial services litigation with a particular focus on shareholder disputes and investment loss claims.  Alongside this, Damon also maintains a thriving contentious trust, probate and tax practice.

Damon is head of the legal team acting for a large number of institutional and retail investors in their claim against the directors of Lloyds Bank and Lloyds Banking Group for breaches of fiduciary duty in relation to Lloyds TSB's acquisition of HBOS in 2009.   

He is a regular speaker on securities litigation and corporate governance and has made multiple presentations to institutional investors including speaking at the Institutional Shareholder Services Annual Conference in Miami and the ISS Securities Class Action Service conference in New York during 2015. Damon has also appeared on CNBC in connection with the Lloyds-HBOS litigation.

Career

Damon is one of Harcus Sinclair's founding partners and the head of its litigation department.

Member

Member of ACTAPS. Board member of AMAR, a charity that works in the Middle East with impoverished and disadvantaged people. Holds an active role in the Elliot Foundation, a charitable multi-academy trust.


London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Harcus Sinclair LLP’s β€˜team is outstanding at providing the required levels of service’. The practice specialises in bringing actions against banks on behalf of large groups of claimants; and the firm’s clients include retail shareholders and investors, stockbrokers, investment management businesses, hedge funds, and the trustees of pension funds. It acted for a large group of shareholders in pursuing claims against Sir Victor Blank, other former directors of Lloyds TSB (the Bank), and the Bank for recovery of losses further to the Bank’s acquisition of HBOS. Damon Parker’s β€˜friendly but steely demeanour make him an excellent lawyer, and his skills and knowledge are exceptional’.

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London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Damon Parker - Harcus Sinclair LLP

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Harcus Sinclair LLP β€˜has over the years been steadily building a well-deserved excellent reputation in this area’. Key figures include the β€˜exceptional’ Alison Meek, who β€˜gets on top of the detail of every case very quickly’; the β€˜very able’ Henry Hickman; and β€˜excellent trust litigator’ Lucy Gibson, who β€˜commands the respect of her clients’. Damon Parker has a broad onshore and offshore trust and probate litigation practice, and is active for professional, charitable and family trustees, private individuals and institutions in large group financial services claims. The team is also notable for its expertise in cases involving high-value works of art and other chattels, in particular disputes over provenance and ownership and tax-related disputes. Its recent work includes acting for a large group of shareholders who are pursuing claims against Sir Victor Blank, other former directors of Lloyds TSB and the bank itself for the recovery of losses as a consequence of the acquisition of HBOS. Other clients include Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, the Iraq Britain Business Council, and numerous offshore law firms and professional trust companies.

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