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Practice Overview

Daniel already has a thriving 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:

  • A long-running multi-staged rent review arbitration, thought to be the largest in English legal history, relating to an £8 billion property portfolio and culminating in two three-week hearings before a former Supreme Court judge in 2020 and 2021. (Led by Joanne Wicks QC, Philip Rainey QC and Adam Rosenthal QC).
  • Acting for the claimant in Vneshprombank LLC v Bedzhamov, a £1.3billion fraud claim arising from the insolvency of a Russian bank and subsequent investigation by the Russian (Led by Alan Gourgey QC, Andrew Mold QC, Stephen Brown and Jack Watson).
  • Defending a complex claim for termination payments under an asset management agreement relating to a £270m property (Led by Joanne Wicks QC and Jonathan Chew).
  • Seeking urgent Injunctive relief In the High Court against the liquidators of a company.
  • Successfully obtaining declarations in High Court trial as to the true ownership of shares in a technology company following the dismissal of a founding member. (Led by James Bailey QC).
  • Defending a claim for fraudulent misrepresentation in relation to a Share Purchase Agreement of the shares in a Luxembourg financial services company.
  • Defending three directors of an insolvent company from claims for breach of fiduciary duty by its liquidators.
  • Resisting enforcement of an Iraqi judgment.
  • 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).

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.