Roger is a non practising barrister who became a QC in 1996 and a part time judge in 1998. He is authorised to sit as a Deputy Judge of the High Court(Family Division) and as a Family and Civil Court Recorder.

The 2 clickable items in the heading of this page give details of some of the quotes about him and some of his reported cases:

Quotes (a summary of independent quotes about RM in directories and reported cases)

Reported cases (this list is a headline description of cases he has been involved in which can easily be found in publicly available legal judgments).

A flavour of the Quotes about RM:(clickable heading) ).

(In legal directories)

  • “..the speed with which he gets a grip on cases.”
  • “..very constructive and helpful to deal with.”
  • “..his profound intellect.”
  • “..low key but effective style.”
  • “..fearless passion.”

(In law reports )

  • “..clear and precise…” (McFarlane LJ)
  • “..erudite.” (Thorpe, Etherton LJJ)
  • “..maintaining his composure… under …..fire..” (Munby J)
  • “..his eloquence” (Munby J)
  • “..enormously helpful” (Sumner J)
  • “..the sensitive and sensible way in which he put forward, his client’s case”(Collins J)
  • “..very clear” (Brooke LJ))
  • “..devastating critique” ( Maurice Kay J))

(In judicial letter)

    • ” your fine performance”(Lord Hope of Craighead))

Independent commentator

“Kudos throughout to Mr Roger McCarthy QC who navigated some very tricky law to find one of the great loophole solutions to what appeared at first to be an insoluble problem”

(Suessuspiciousminds.com – [anonymous blog commenting on legal issues)

Roger has written a large number of articles which have been published in legal journals