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Daniel Petrides

Call: 2018   

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Practice Overview

Daniel joined Chambers in September 2019 on successful completion of his pupillage. His supervisors were Zoë Barton, Jonathan Hilliard QC, James Bailey QC, Fenner Moeran QC, Benjamin Faulkner and Jonathan Chew.

Daniel is developing a broad commercial chancery practice across all of Chambers’ core practice areas with a focus on both advisory work and advocacy. Examples of recent experience include:

  • Led by Joanne Wicks QC and Jonathan Chew defending a complex claim for termination payments under an asset management agreement relating to a £270m property portfolio.
  • Led by James Bailey QC in a High Court trial (Glass v Previse Ltd). James and Daniel acted successfully for the Part 8 Claimant in obtaining a declaration as to the true construction of the defendant company’s articles of association.
  • Led by Andrew Mold QC in a contested security for costs application in a £1.3billion fraud claim arising from the insolvency of a Russian bank (Vneshprombank LLC v Bedzhamov [2019] EWHC 3616 (Ch)).
  • Led by Gilead Cooper QC in an appeal to the High Court concerning the refusal of an application to adjourn a trial based on medical evidence (Morgan v Egan).
  • Seeking urgent injunctive relief in relation to a claim for relief from forfeiture of mixed-use premises.
  • Going on secondment with Gowling WLG, primarily to work on a long-running rent review arbitration concerning around 39,000 residential properties at various locations across the UK.
  • Advising on various issues arising from a neighbour dispute, including the availability of injunctive relief in relation to an alleged nuisance, the existence of a piping easement by way of prescription and an alleged conflict of interest on the board of the freehold management company.
  • Appearing in the County Court on behalf of a major home improvement retailer in an ongoing contractual dispute.
  • Advising on the existence of a contract between a vendor and a party not named on the face of the contractual documents, and related issues in the law of agency.
  • Advising on the construction and enforceability of restrictive covenants.
  • Various aspects of pensions law including challenges to trustee’s exercise of powers, equalisation of benefits, obtention of Beddoe relief by trustees, the amendment of scheme rules, and associated professional negligence.
  • Domestic and international succession law including claims under the Inheritance (Family and Dependants) Act 1975, the construction of a trust provision dealing with distribution of assets on the death of a beneficiary, and advising on the distribution assets under four potentially conflicting wills in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Numerous aspects of property law including possession claims, claims under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, constructive trust and proprietary estoppel claims, and associated professional negligence.
  • Applications for pre-action disclosure and Norwich Pharmacal relief arising from complex commercial cases involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and fraud.

Daniel accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas and is equally comfortable being instructed in his own right or as part of a larger team.

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.