We are solicitors. We started Harcus Parker to take on projects in which we believe. We are prepared to work at our own risk and fight for the rights of consumers, pensioners, shareholders and the victims of financial mis-selling.
Harcus Parker was formed by the litigation team at Harcus Sinclair, who were involved in the Volkswagen Emissions Group Litigation in 2017. Harcus Parker currently acts for groups as diverse as owners of former rental vehicles; Mercedes Benz diesel owners; supermarket employees claiming equal pay; investors in the Woodford Funds; and ‘mortgage prisoners’. The firm also maintains a traditional chancery and commercial practice, acting in complex high value litigation.
The Core Team
Damon founded Harcus Parker in 2019, having previously been one of the founding partners and head of litigation at Harcus Sinclair. He has developed the firm’s innovative approach to litigation case management and litigation funding.
Damon’s initial practice was focused purely on trust litigation, particularly claims against trustees alleged to have caused loss as a result of mismanaging assets. Well-known cases include Lemos –v- Coutts and Hutcheson –v- Spread Trustees. Damon’s practice has since expanded to include financial services matters. In 2004, he was granted the first financial services Group Litigation Order in the Evolution Films group litigation. More recently, he acted for the investors in the Tower / UKFS schemes and also for shareholders in the Arch cru investment funds. He has acted for investors in numerous investment and taxation schemes of many different types, and represents a range of private and corporate clients in claims against investment managers, international and domestic investment funds, investment and high street banks, and trust companies.
Edward is a commercial litigator and group litigation specialist. He has extensive experience in commercial and financial disputes, and in cases involving professional negligence. Since 2018, Edward has acted for several thousand employees of Tesco plc who are bringing an claim against the supermarket for equal pay.
Edward has been involved in a number of high-profile and reported cases, including: Astle and others v CBRE, JEB Recoveries LLP v Binstock, Coward v Ambrosiadou, and the Lloyds/HBOS shareholder litigation. More recent cases have involved data protection, breach of confidence, and a jurisdiction challenge.
Emily has experience in the area of pay discrimination and is currently acting for several thousand claimants in their claim for equal pay against Tesco plc. She has been quoted in the national media on equal pay issues. Emily has also acted for individuals and institutions in a range of financial services matters, including mis-selling claims against financial advisers, claims for fund mismanagement, shareholder claims in the banking sector, and commercial property-related disputes.
Anneke joined Harcus Parker as an Associate in October 2020, shortly after qualification. While training, she spent 12 months working in dispute resolution, and 6 months each in corporate & commercial law and employment law. Prior to that she worked in project management at a leading law firm. She was also a finalist in Sync the City 2019, a competition to design and build a start-up business in 54 hours.
Olivier graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2016 with a degree in Law with French Law, having spent the penultimate year of his studies at Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris. He speaks fluent French.