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; supermarket employees claiming equal pay; and ‘mortgage prisoners’. The firm also maintains a traditional chancery and commercial practice, often 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 to the trust fund as a result of mismanaging the 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.
Matthew is an associate at Harcus Parker. Matthew was closely involved in the Volkswagen claim whilst at Harcus Sinclair, and has since acted in a number of group claims as well as more orthodox high value commercial litigation.
Marcela Calife Marotti
Marcela joined Harcus Parker in March 2020. Prior to that, she worked at Bryan Cave and, post-merger, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where she worked predominantly in international arbitration claims for private clients and large international institutions. She also has experience in national litigation in the commercial courts. She has worked in cases in the telecommunications industry, oil & gas, and retail industry
Olivia joined Harcus Parker as an associate in May 2020. Prior to joining the firm Olivia worked on a broad range of contentious matters, representing claimants in employment, construction, and insurance disputes.
The Counsel team
Oliver Campbell QC and Adam Heppinstall make up the core Counsel team and are both also part of the team representing the Claimants in the VW NOx Group Action proceeding in the High Court in London. They are Group Action and product liability specialists, who have appeared in a number of high profile environmental cases.