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Practice Overview

Daniel has developed a diverse commercial chancery practice that spans all of Chambers’ practice areas. He is regularly instructed to appear as sole counsel in the High Court and County Court, and is often also instructed as part of a larger counsel team in more complex and high-value matters. Daniel’s practice also involves a considerable amount of advisory work. He has experience in both domestic and international work.

Recent examples of notable work include:

  • Acting (as sole counsel) for the successful Appellants in a High Court appeal concerning the correct construction of two restrictive covenants over freehold land.
  • Successfully obtaining summary judgment for the Defendant to a professional negligence claim which involved complex facts concerning foreign exchange trading.
  • Successfully acting for the Defendant landlord in a housing disrepair claim, involving a 1-day trial and extensive cross-examination.
  • Acting (led by Jonathan Davey QC) in a claim concerning the equitable co-ownership of a multi-million pound commercial property in London.
  • Acting (led by Jonathan Seitler QC) in an Expert Determination concerning a dispute over the development of land.
  • Advising and acting for the Respondent in an adverse possession claim based on a boundary dispute.
  • Advising beneficiaries on a claim brought against a deceased’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
  • Drafting a substantial application for clearance in a pensions regulatory matter.
  • Acting for the Defendants in a multi-million pound breach of directors’ duty claim in Gibraltar (led by Terence Mowschenson QC and Sebastian Allen).
  • Acting for the Defendant in a partnership dispute where the defence to an account of profits was illegality (led by James Bailey QC).

Daniel joined Chambers in 2018 upon the successful completion of his third six pupillage. His pupil supervisors were Jonathan Hilliard QC, Sebastian Allen and Martin Hutchings QC. Daniel previously undertook a 12-month pupillage at another leading commercial chancery set.

Daniel studied English Literature at Durham University and graduated in 2014 with a first class degree. He was awarded the Brooks Johnson prize for the best result in the Shakespeare finals paper. Daniel went on to obtain a distinction on the GDL at City University, where he was subsequently graded outstanding on the BPTC.

During his time studying law, he won numerous academic prizes, including awards for the best results in European law and Commercial law. He is also the recipient of a major scholarship from Middle Temple.