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Harcus Parker listed as a “firm to watch” in the Legal 500
The latest Legal 500 has listed Harcus Parker as a “firm to watch” in relation to reputation management claims. This follows the launch of our technology, media and communications department in February 2021, which has recently received instructions from clients ranging from a high profile member of one of the world’s …
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Harcus Parker takes on competition litigation practice
We are delighted to announce that Tom Ross and Jeremy Robinson, formerly partners at a leading international firm, have joined the firm as partners.  They will be joint heads of a new competition litigation practice.  Tom is a heavyweight commercial litigation partner with particular experience in handling disputes in the banking and …
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Ryan Dunleavy joins as head of technology, media and communications litigation
Harcus Parker is pleased to announce that Ryan Dunleavy has joined the firm as a partner. He will lead the firm’s technology, media and communications litigation practice. His hire is part of Harcus Parker’s ongoing expansion as a specialist litigation firm that deals with complex, high value matters, particularly multi-party …
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Which? podcast: Damon Parker discusses Mortgage Prisoner litigation
Click here to listen, or visit the Which? website On 3 September 2020 Damon Parker was invited by Which? to discuss the Mortgage Prisoners litigation. Harcus Parker is acting on behalf of several thousand mortgage prisoners in claims against their lenders to recover overcharged interest rates in circumstances where they could …
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Damon Parker appears on Sky News to discuss Woodford Litigation
On 3 September 2020 Damon Parker was invited by Ian King of Sky News to discuss the Woodford Litigation. Harcus Parker is acting on behalf of investors who lost considerable sums of money when the Woodford Equity Income Fund (‘the Fund’) was suspended in June 2019. Mr King also invited Philip Brewer …
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Harcus Parker launches Renault-Nissan emissions claim
Harcus Parker has today announced that it is investigating claims on behalf of owners of Renault and Nissan vehicles which are alleged to have been fitted with defeat devices. This follows the announcement last month that it was investigating claims on behalf of owners of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Damon Parker has been …
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Sophie Clarke writes about the importance of equal pay for supermarket workers who are asked to go above and beyond during the Covid-19 outbreak
Sophie Clarke was published today in The Grocer, a magazine leading coverage of the supermarket and consumables sector. Sophie writes that many leading supermarkets have promised to pay their in-store workers more to reflect the additional responsibilities they have assumed and risks they are taking to serve customers amidst the outbreak …
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Olivier Altmeyer and Edward Argles start training at Harcus Parker
Olivier Altmeyer and Edward Argles have started their training contracts with the firm as our first trainees.  They are due to qualify in September 2021. Olivier and Edward were both paralegals in the litigation team at Harcus Sinclair LLP and moved to Harcus Parker when it was founded in 2019.  We are delighted to have had …
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Jenny Morrissey speaks at Legal Business’s Financial Regulatory and Disputes Summit
Jenny took part in a panel discussion today about financial services group actions alongside Philip Marshall QC and Simon Hatton, both of Serle Court, and Leeor Cohen from Burford Capital. She talked about the advantages and disadvantages of group litigation orders from the claimant’s perspective, and the role of third-party litigation funding and ATE insurance …
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Harcus Parker welcomes new partner Adam Zoubir
Harcus Parker is pleased to announce that Adam Zoubir has joined the firm as a partner. Adam has a broad commercial litigation practice, with a particular emphasis on high value commercial fraud, complex contractual disputes, insolvency and banking and finance matters.  Adam has been selected by Who’s Who Legal: Litigation 2018 and 2019 as a Future …
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Mortgage Prisoners in the news
On Thursday 23 January 2020, The Independent wrote about the experience and problems faced by homeowners who have been trapped paying high rates of interest on their mortgage for more than a decade, and who are now fighting back against the lenders by joining the Mortgage Prisoner Litigation with Harcus Parker. You can read the full …
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Festive fundraising
Over December the Harcus Parker team took part in several festive fundraising initiatives. Some members of the team took part in a running challenge in support of Mind charity.  Run Up To Christmas aims to get people active in December and encourage them to talk about mental health, reminding people of the benefits that exercise can …
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Damon Parker on the Victoria Derbyshire show
On Wednesday 18th December Damon Parker appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC 2 to speak about the mortgage prisoner issue. You can read more about the Victoria Derbyshire show and watch Damon’s interview on the BBC website. Find out more about the Mortgage Prisoner case at www.mortgageprisoners.com or call 0207 164 …
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Quindell claim in the news
Last week, Harcus Parker issued a letter before action in the proposed claim against Watchstone Group plc (formerly Quindell plc). Several news outlets circulated stories about the letter including The Times, the Daily Mail and The Law Society Gazette. The letter before action is the first step in the potential action against …
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Equal Pay Claim in the news
Last week the Mirror featured an article about the Tesco claim which included details of the ‘Tesco Equal Pay Map of the UK’ developed by Harcus Sinclair UK Limited. The story was also picked up by the Metro and The Scotsman. We act for Tesco workers through Harcus Sinclair UK Limited, …
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Edward Parkes to speak at Banking Litigation and Regulation Forum
Edward is speaking at the Banking and Litigation Forum 2019 in London on 13 June. This Legal Week conference is the annual forum for the world’s leading banking litigators. He will be debating the pros and cons of contingency fee agreements Further information about the conference can be found here:
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Launch of litigation firm Harcus Parker
Damon Parker, formerly the head of the litigation practice at Harcus Sinclair LLP, and one of its founding partners, has today, the 29 April 2019, announced the launch of a new litigation firm: Harcus Parker. Harcus Parker will be a commercial litigation practice which can provide a variety of funding options …
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Quindell Shareholder Action
In 2015, Quindell plc shocked the market by announcing that its £107m profit in 2013 had, in fact been, a £64m loss, and that it had lost £375m in the first half of 2014. Harcus Parker has launched a claim against Quindell (since renamed the Watchstone Group) for institutional …
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Harcus Parker solicitors participate in First 100 Years project
This March, Jenny Morrissey and Emily Fernando from the Harcus Parker team took part in an important project to create a historical record of women in the law. The First 100 Years project was created to record the progress of women in the law since 1919, when the Sex Disqualification (Removal) …
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Damon Parker to speak at the Trusts and Estates Forum
Damon is speaking at the Trusts and Estates Litigation Forum 2019 in Girona Spain. This Legal Week conference is the annual forum for the world’s leading trust and estate litigators. He will be discussing litigation funding and debating the pros and cons of obtaining litigation funding for trust disputes. Further information about …
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Court of Appeal handed down a judgment in the Asda Equal Pay case
In January 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down a judgment in the Asda Equal Pay case on the issue of ‘comparators’ (Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley [2019] EWCA Civ 44). Jennifer Cassidy and Emily Fernando discuss the implications of this case on other equal pay cases which are proceeding …
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