What is Damian’s experience?
Damian is a corporate trainer and facilitator with a number of years’ experience working both in the UK and internationally for law firms and corporate clients. He has extensive experience in experiential learning, working with professionals to practice challenging conversations to improve their communication, business development and networking skills.
Damian was a trainee solicitor with a magic circle law firm working in London and Paris and qualified into their corporate department. He subsequently worked on Corporate and Capital Markets matters, including a number of high-profile transactions. After a secondment in-house to a FTSE 100 media client, he became their Group Legal Advisor with responsibility for managing the company’s acquisition and disposal programme. His role included him instructing and managing external legal providers in a number of jurisdictions.
After working as a lawyer, Damian retrained as an actor and continues to work in Film and TV, including in popular shows such as Casualty, Silent Witness, Call the Midwife, Eastenders, and Doctors. When providing training, he draws on the skills learnt in both the legal world and at drama school.
What inspires Damian’s work?
Damian enjoys getting to know how a particular team, department or a firm as a whole approach the challenges of the sector in the 21st century – in particular how they deal with the integration of different offices around the world, how they overcome differences in legal practice across jurisdictions and how they see the future impact of technological innovations. Getting underneath what makes a law firm tick helps him train its lawyers regardless of level of seniority.
What clients say about Damian
“He brings a real credibility to the room.”
— Senior Associate, Global Law Firm.
“His extensive practical experience gives valuable insights into the challenges faced by our attendees.”
— Master Facilitator, Global Law Firm.