Danny is the Senior Practice Manager for the Juniors team.

Danny began his career in 1987 and joined Wilberforce in 1988 as a Junior Clerk. During his time in Chambers, he has clerked the likes of Lord Etherton (formerly the Master of the Rolls), Sir Nicholas Warren (formerly Mr Justice Warren) and Lord Justice Nugee.

With over 30 years’ experience, Danny is a highly skilled Practice Manager and is responsible for the Juniors’ practices. This involves the management of diaries, acceptance and distribution of work, fee negotiation and management of client relationships, both in the UK and offshore. Danny provides a professional, reliable and personal service to all our solicitors and clients and is happy to advise on the type of expertise and experience required for a particular case.

Danny has knowledge of the practices of all our members across our wider practice areas and is happy to talk to anyone who would like to know more information about how we can help.

  • Quote symbolDanny Smillie as practice manager heads a highly responsive team who understand the pressures involved with their subject and go above and beyond to assist.

    Chambers & Partners 2024

  • Quote symbolDanny Smillie has been a great help over the years in recommending particular counsel and assisting whenever required.

    The Legal 500 2024

  • Quote symbolAlive to the demands of the clients and a huge help in accommodating the instructing solicitor.

    Chambers & Partners 2023

  • Quote symbolDanny Smillie is always very responsive.

    Chambers & Partners 2023

  • Quote symbolBest clerking I know. Danny Smillie stands out.

    The Legal 500 2021

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