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Outer Temple Chambers

Gerard McDermott QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Personal Injury - London (Bar)

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Gerard McDermott QC
Gerard McDermott QC is a pre-eminent silk and one of the finest personal injury barristers on the circuit. He focuses on the largest catastrophic injury cases and routinely acts in precedent-setting cross-border litigation. He is widely praised for his fantastic track record in unpromising or challenging cases. Much of his work relates to RTAs. His personal injury work is aided by his expertise in employment law and understanding of complex EU legislation.
Strengths: "He is an exceptional barrister. His handling of clients is so impressive, he is empathetic and shows real understanding for the concern of the clients. He is always thinking ahead to what a judge will say and his strategic overview and input is invaluable."
Recent work: Instructed to act for a claimant who suffered a serious brain injury as a result of a road traffic accident. The claimant had an underlying condition which made the case more complex.
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Travel: International Personal Injury - London (Bar)

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Gerard McDermott QC
Gerard McDermott QC is visible in complex, high-value cross-border claims relating to RTAs and outdoor pursuits, often dealing with claims concerning catastrophic brain and spinal injury. He is highlighted for his understanding of Rome II, and advises on quantum and applicable law issues both in Europe and further afield. 
Strengths: "He's really delightful to work with and has a remarkable magic touch with clients." "He has built up a knowledge of how the insurance industry works and has a great rapport with clients. He truly understands the impact of catastrophic injures and is excellent at managing experts and testing their evidence."
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