"A class act. He is absolutely unflappable. He has a calm and collected demeanour combined with a sharp, forensic mind. His cross-examination is superlative. Damian is like an iron fist in a velvet glove." Legal 500 2022
"Is an exceptional advocate on his feet who is very robust and persuasive. Damian has a rare ability to translate highly complex evidence into terms that clients are able to fully understand, and respond to." Legal 500 2021
Damian is a family practitioner, appearing in the Family Court (High Court, County Court and Appellate Courts) in London and the South East. He regularly appears in complex cases involving a range of public law matters.
He has been recommended by Chambers UK and the Legal 500 for a number of years and is currently ranked in the field of Family: Children. In the Legal 500 2018 he is described as, ‘An excellent public law children barrister.’
Damian has expertise in cases with medical, expert and scientific evidence; cases involving allegations of factitious and induced illness; the perpetration of non-accidental injuries; cases raising allegations of radicalisation to extremist thought and terrorism, and sexual abuse.
Damian’s clients include those with learning disabilities, mental health issues, substance abuse problems, and vulnerable witnesses along with a range of professional witnesses including local authorities and guardians.
Damian has written and lectured on radicalisation cases in the family courts and on the changing face of adoption policy and practice and participated in research into the ethics of social work practice in relation to adoption.
Damian has been a governor of a local primary school since 2006, with special interest in safeguarding matters and advocating and supporting the transition to local state secondary schools.
Damian is married with three children and a dog.
Damian Woodward-Carlton QC, Jennifer Youngs and Katherine Archer are published in the March 2022 edition of Family Law Journal19th April 2022 Read more
Damian Woodward- Carlton QC has contributed to the Counsel Magazine in an article discussing pupillage mistakes.3rd September 2019 Read more
Damian Woodward- Carlton QC has contributed to the Family Law Journal July edition, discussing Radicalisation and the Family Court.23rd July 2019 Read more
Damian Woodward-Carlton QC acted for the mother in Re Q (Child: Interim Care Order: Jurisdiction)14th March 2019 Read more
Many congratulations to Damian Woodward-Carlton who takes silk today11th March 2019 Read more
6.00pm Thursday, 28th February 201924th January 2019 Read more
Chambers are thrilled to have 17 individual recommendations/rankings in the new Chambers & Partners 2019.8th November 2018 Read more
Tina Cook QC, Damian Woodward-Carlton and Fareha Choudhury appeared in this re-hearing of a fact finding. A mother found to have inflicted near-fatal injuries to the spine and skull of her infant son, successfully applied to re-hear the findings of fact. Newly-obtained medical evidence of the child’s spinal osteopenia led the Court to replace its12th January 2017 Read more