A Partner in Moore Blatch since 1999, Damian is the senior partner for the firm and chairs the management board for Moore Blatch LLP.
Damian specialises in cases of maximum severity, including spinal cord, severe head injuries, fatalities and has a portfolio of many multi million pound claims, often involving infant and patient cases.
Damian is recognised as a leading catastrophic injury practitioner and is known for his pragmatic and effective approach to claims, particularly those involving infants or patients. Damian’s extensive experience in complex and high value claims has led to strong relationships with leading experts and Counsel who he can call upon to assist in the management of difficult and challenging claims.
Damian has vast experience in conducting litigation and has been involved in cases at Court of Appeal and House of Lords level. He often appears as an Advocate on behalf of his clients and has appeared over the years in cases at first instance and Appellate level. Damian is also qualified as a Mediator and Barrister, and is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel. He is also on the Spinal Injury Association and the Headway approved Solicitors list.
The Legal 500, Chambers and Legal Experts have highly recommended Damian as a leading lawyer for his extensive experience in catastrophic injury claims.
Damian spends a considerable amount of his time supervising and managing the smooth running of the practice. He has a keen interest in promoting excellent standards of work and making sure the practice is forward looking. He enjoys business development and promoting the practice both online and offline.
Damian initially see’s clients at major trauma centres, hospitals or rehabilitation centres throughout the country. He also sees clients at their homes or if more convenient an appointment can be arranged at an appropriate venue close to the clients home. He is also able to see clients at Moore Blatch offices in London, Richmond, Southampton and Lymington and has access to meeting rooms in most major cities including Dublin (by prior arrangement).
Areas of practice:
- Complex head, spinal and fatal accident claims.
- Claims involving complex liability or causation issues.
- Cases involving jurisdiction issues.
- Professional negligence claims arising from the conduct of personal injury and clinical negligence cases.
- Regulatory, transport and criminal proceedings.
- Coroners Inquests – regularly appears before this tribunal.
Professional associations and memberships:
- Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Personal Injury Panel, Member
- Spinal Injury Association Approved Solicitors List
- Headway Approved Solicitors List
- Road Haulage Association
- PEOPIL (Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers)
- Law Society
Damian Horan is respected by peers and clients for his strong track record in representing clients with catastrophic injuries. As one source notes, “he’s always made sure that he’s there to talk to. He explains everything I need to know, and he’s such a nice person.” Chambers UK 2016
“Damian Horan is praised by commentators for his excellent judgement. He is a respected choice for high value brain and spinal injury claims” Chambers UK 2015