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Highly-regarded QC joins Kings Chambers

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(L-R) Gerard McDermott QC and Bill Brown

Gerard McDermott QC is the latest leading Queen’s Counsel barrister to join Manchester-based barristers set Kings Chambers.

Gerard, who became a silk in 1999, has a diverse practice across Common Law and Commercial fields and has worked on a host of international cases.

He specialises in large catastrophic injury cases and has expertise in employment law and complex EU legislation.

In the last year, Gerard has worked on a number of multi-million pound precedent-setting, litigation cases and is regularly instructed on the most complex and valuable PI claims in the UK.

Gerard will be Clerked by Chief Clerk, Stephen Loxton and Director of Clerking, Bill Brown.

Stephen Loxton, Chief Clerk, said: “We’re delighted that Gerard has joined Kings to further develop his already successful practice.

“Gerard was first clerked by Bill around 35 years and he has a had a strong connection with the Chambers ever since.

“It is a huge advantage to have someone of Gerard’s calibre onboard with the Chambers and we’re certain to benefit from his wide-ranging experience 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.”