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Dermot Casey

Call 1994

About Me

Dermot was called to the Bar in 1994. Dermot worked as a mental health and child protection social worker before he was called to the Bar. He has an MSc from the London School of Economics in Social Work. The experience of working as social worker is very pertinent to public law and judicial review proceedings. Dermot represents all parties in public law and judicial review proceedings and in disputes between local authorities. Dermot has been involved in cases at all levels of court, including the European Court of Human Rights.
Dermot provides training to solicitors and local authorities on adoption, fostering, human rights, disputes between local authorities, accommodation under S 20 CA 1989 and other areas of law and practice on request.
Adult and Social Care (Court of Protection)
Human Rights


BA – Double First
MSc – Social Work (LSE)
Certificate of Qualification in Social Work
Diploma in Law (City)



Working knowledge of French.


Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association
International Association of Irish Lawyers
Middle Temple
INQUEST Lawyers Group

‘Gets to grips with cases quickly and is thorough in his preparation.’ Chambers & Partners, 2022

‘He is good in his informal advice and impresses with his joined-up thinking.’ Chambers & Partners, 2022

‘An understated but effective advocate.’ Chambers & Partners, 2022

‘Confident barrister who gets on well with clients.’ Chambers & Partners, 2021

‘Excellent when dealing with complicated medical cases, he is always helpful, accessible and understanding.’ Chambers & Partners, 2021

‘An approachable counsel who puts lay and professional clients at ease. He is thorough in his approach, affable with other advocates, and up to date with the latest case law.’ ‘An able, analytical and measured practitioner, he’s an exceptionally calm person who does a huge amount of work preparing cases. He’s a polite, courteous opponent who fights for his clients and is tenacious with judges.’ Chambers and Partners, 2020

‘Dermot is always thorough in his application of the law to the case in hand. He provides reassurance to the lay client and solicitor alike, and is ever willing to answer the questions that are being posed. He is extremely confident as an advocate.’ Chambers and Partners, 2019


Chambers UK Bar
Leading junior 2020

Chambers UK Bar
Leading junior 2019

Chambers UK Bar
Leading junior 2018