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Daniel Petrides

Call: 2018   

+44 (0)20 7306 0102dpetrides@wilberforce.co.uk

Practice Overview

Daniel is developing a diverse commercial chancery practice spanning all of Chambers’ core practice areas. He frequently appears as sole counsel in both the High Court and the County Court, as well as retaining a focus on drafting and advisory work. Many of his cases have an international dimension, and he has experience of ADR procedures including arbitration. Equally comfortable acting alone or as part of a larger team, notable recent experience includes:

  • Acting (led by Joanne Wicks QC and Adam Rosenthal QC) in a long-running multi-staged rent review arbitration in relation to an £8 billion property portfolio, culminating in a thirteen-day hearing in July 2020 involving extensive cross-examination of expert witnesses. Daniel’s ongoing role involves a particular focus on questions of public law.
  • A contested security for costs application in a £1.3billion fraud claim arising from the insolvency of a Russian bank and subsequent investigation by the Russian DIA (Vneshprombank LLC v Bedzhamov [2019] EWHC 3616 (Ch)). (Led by Andrew Mold QC).
  • Defending a complex claim for termination payments under an asset management agreement relating to a £270m property portfolio (led by Joanne Wicks QC and Jonathan Chew).
  • Seeking (as sole counsel) urgent injunctive relief in relation to a claim for relief from forfeiture of mixed- use premises.
  • An appeal to the High Court concerning the refusal of an application to adjourn a trial based on medical evidence (Morgan v Egan [2020] EWHC 1025 (QB)). (Led by Gilead Cooper QC).
  • Successfully acting in a High Court trial arising from the dismissal of the founding member of a technology company (Glass v Previse Ltd (2018)) (led by James Bailey QC).
  • Defending a claim for fraudulent misrepresentation in relation to a Share Purchase Agreement for the shares in a Luxembourg financial services company (ongoing).
  • Bringing a claim to enforce payment of a debt secured on commercial premises in Newcastle (led by Jonathan Seitler QC) (ongoing).

Before studying law, Daniel read History at Jesus College, Cambridge and graduated with a starred double first, coming top of his year. He was awarded numerous college and university prizes during his degree. He stayed on at Cambridge to complete an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History as a Goh-Coupe postgraduate scholar at Jesus College, also representing his college on University Challenge that year.

Daniel obtained a distinction in the GDL at City, University of London, and a commendation in the BPTC LLM in Legal Practice, also at City. While completing his legal studies, Daniel volunteered for the School Exclusion Project, representing the parents of children excluded from school at hearings before boards of governors and local authorities, and the Company Insolvency Pro Bono Scheme which provides representation for litigants in person appearing in the Companies Court Winding Up List.

Daniel is also a Lord Bowen and Lord Denning scholar of Lincoln’s Inn, and a recipient of the Hardwicke Entrance Award.

Daniel joined Chambers in September 2019 on successful completion of his pupillage. His supervisors were Zoë Barton QCJonathan Hilliard QCJames Bailey QCFenner Moeran QCBenjamin Faulkner and Jonathan Chew