Our Specialist Team | Damian Horan

Damian Horan

Legal Director

Tel: 0800 030 20 40

Email: damian.horan@aspirelaw.co.uk

Damian is recognised as one of the UK's leading catastrophic injury lawyers specialising in high-value spinal cord injury claims. He has dealt with a significant number of claims, many resulting in seven-figure settlements. Throughout his career his interest has extended far beyond maximising compensation awards; one of his key priorities has been to enable the effective rehabilitation of his clients. He acts for clients across the UK and internationally. Damian also has significant experience of acting in cases where the injury was sustained abroad.

My aim is to obtain interim payments wherever possible, to provide monies for my client and so that I can put rehabilitation, a care package and suitable accommodation in place at as early a stage as possible and ideally before my client even leaves a hospital. I am fortunate to have a dedicated team of lawyers who work alongside me and who have vast experience of succeeding in complex and high-value spinal cord injury claims. We assemble a partner led team for every spinal cord injury claim we handle. Each team deal only with a small number of cases at any one time, enabling them to provide a proactive and personal service, thereby achieving the best possible level of compensation in the shortest possible time.

As a team, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of our clients.

My background

A graduate of University College London. I was called to the bar in 1993 and I am dual qualified as a barrister and a solicitor.

I am a member of the following organisations

  • Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)
  • Law Society
  • Middle Temple
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

I am a Court of Protection approved Deputy and can act in cases where a client cannot make significant decisions for themselves and am also an accredited Law Society panel member.

What the experts say

Damian Horan is praised for his "first-class customer service," explaining that he is "completely invested in and flexible to the client's needs." - Chambers UK 2020

Damian Horan is commended by sources as "an acknowledged specialist in the spinal cord injury field and someone who clearly cares enormously about those he represents." Further commentators extol "his ability to empathise with clients and his practical knowledge of the way the law works."  Chambers UK 2019

Damian Horan is best known for his excellence in reaching high-value settlements in catastrophic claims. He also acts as a professional deputy for clients who lack capacity. One source describes him as "sensible, measured, hugely experienced and very commercially savvy." – Chambers UK 2018

Interviewees praise his technical skills and approach, with clients, saying: "His preparation and analysis are to the highest standard. He maintains excellent client relationships and understands the issues well." - Chambers UK 2017

"Damian Horan is respected by peers and clients for his strong track record in representing clients with catastrophic injuries. As one source notes, "he has always made sure he's there to talk to. He explains everything I need to know, and he's such a nice person" Chambers UK 2016 

"Damian Horan is praised by commentators for his excellent judgement. He is a respected choice for high-value brain and spinal injury claims"- Chambers UK 2015

"Damian handles a range of cases including some of the firm’s highest value catastrophic injury cases. He is very good and experienced in dealing with clients with catastrophic injuries." - Chambers UK 2014


What my clients say

“First class all round.” -

“Excellent support received from Mr Horan and James Glasper.” - 

“Ever since we became clients in June 2011, we have been greatly impressed by their professional expertise and their comprehensive grasp of the overall legal situation. Moreover, not only did they have all the legal skills we would have hoped for, winning the case for us handsomely, but they also took considerable care to keep us fully informed. At every stage, they explained matters sympathetically. They were unfailingly efficient and courteous at all times; we could not have been better served.” - 

“Thank you so very much for all that you and James have done for me. From the beginning, you took great care to take the stress out of what would otherwise have been an unbelievably traumatic time for us. You and James were always so considerate and thoughtful.” - 


I am based at our London office but work across the UK

60 Cheapside
City of London