Gerard McDermott QC Joins Kings Chambers
We are delighted to announce that Gerard McDermott QC has joined Kings Chambers.
Gerard is a pre-eminent silk with a diverse practice across the Common Law field. His main focus is on large catastrophic injury cases and he routinely acts in precedent-setting, cross-border litigation. His personal injury work is aided by his expertise in employment law and understanding of complex EU legislation.
He is ranked as a Star Individual in the recent Chambers and Partners 2019 edition which noted as follows:
"Gerard is the epitome of an excellent barrister: he's a good advocate, good on paper, excellent with clients and very accessible." "He is exceptionally strong in his handling of foreign claims."
"He's excellent with seriously injured clients; he puts them at ease, explains things in a clear language they will understand and is very reassuring." "He is excellent on his feet and really insightful."
Chief Clerk, Stephen Loxton said “We are delighted that Gerard has joined Kings to further develop his already successful practice. Gerard is a silk with an outstanding reputation for dealing with high value personal injury and clinical negligence litigation as well as cases with cross border issues. We all look forward greatly to working with Gerard and sharing in his energy and expertise.
Nigel Poole QC, Head of Kings Chambers, said, “Gerard is a leading figure at the Bar whose wide civil practice fits very well with the spread of specialist civil law services offered by Kings Chambers. His international experience will enhance our growing reputation abroad and his arrival brings the total number of silks at Kings to eighteen, six of whom practise in personal injury and clinical negligence litigation. Gerard is already known to many within Chambers and we very much look forward to working with him in the future.”
Gerard will be Clerked Stephen Loxton and Director of Clerking, Bill Brown. Gerard is also a member in London at Outer Temple Chambers.