The focus of Daniel’s practice is commercial litigation, civil fraud and injunctive relief, arbitration, and financial services. He has been instructed as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal, all divisions of the High Court and in ICC arbitral proceedings. He is also frequently instructed as part of multi-counsel teams in large-scale commercial disputes.

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Commercial

Daniel has been instructed on a broad range of high value commercial litigation and regularly appears in all divisions of the High Court. 

Recent commercial cases have included acting successfully as sole counsel for an investment advisory firm before the Master of the Rolls in the Court of Appeal, acting as sole counsel for the three defendants in an ongoing £10 million commercial court claim and acting as junior counsel for Merill Lynch in a £650 million claim brought by a company owned by Vincent Tchenguiz.

Daniel has particular experience of commercial litigation involving financial services and fraud.

He is a member of the COMBAR Junior Committee.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Daniel has been instructed on a number of large-scale civil fraud disputes including complex financial frauds, bribery and data theft and recovery.

Daniel also has a substantial and growing practice in the field of injunctive relief and is regularly instructed on applications in the High Court for worldwide and domestic freezing injunctions, search orders, disc imaging orders, delivery up and third party disclosure orders.

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Arbitration

Daniel has been instructed, both as a junior and as sole counsel, in relation to a number of domestic and international arbitrations.

His recent arbitration experience includes acting successfully as sole counsel for a claimant metal trading company in a three-day multi-million pound ICC arbitration involving allegations of breach of contract and economic duress

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Financial Services

Daniel regularly acts for and against banks, IFAs and private individuals in proceedings involving substantial corporate finance transactions and the provision of investment and financial advice.

Daniel also regularly advises and acts for clients including the FCA, PRA private individuals and companies in relation to a variety of financial services matters including applications for approvals, collective investment schemes, enforcement proceedings, market abuse and the FCA’s conduct of business rules.

Recent work has included acting for the FCA in the high-profile judicial review brought against KPMG relating to the FCA’s review of interest rate hedging products and is currently instructed by the FCA in the long-running enforcement proceedings against the previous directors of Keydata.

In 2012, Daniel was seconded to the Financial Conduct Authority for 5 months during which time he worked in the Enforcement Division. 

Daniel is on the Executive Committee of the Financial Services Lawyers Association and regularly delivers talks and seminars on financial services including to the Dubai Financial Services Authority, solicitors firms and the legal team in the Enforcement Division of the FCA.

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Media & Entertainment

Daniel has been involved in a variety of cases within the sphere of Media and Entertainment and has acted for and against a range of musical artists, composers and producers including 50 Cent, Dizzee Rascal and The Fall.

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Sport

Daniel has been instructed on a broad range of sporting disputes, including civil and commercial litigation, agency and commercial disputes and disciplinary proceedings before sports governing bodies.

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Achievements

Education

MA (Cantab); SM (MIT) (Kennedy Scholar)

Prizes & Scholarships

  • Major Scholar of the Inner Temple for GDL (2008) and BPTC (2010)
  • MIT Graduate Fellow (2006)
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Scholar (funded study at MIT and Harvard University) (2005)
  • Jesus College, Cambridge Senior Scholar (2004)

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