The focus of Daniel’s practice is commercial litigation. His practice encompasses the full breadth of Chambers' commercial work and includes, in particular, civil fraud, injunctive relief, arbitration, financial services and media.

Legal 500 - Commercial Litigation - Top Ten Under Eight Years' Call - Daniel is recognised  as one of the top ten Commercial Litigation juniors under 8 years' call, Legal 500 noting that he is "A superb and tenacious advocate, his written work is always of the highest standard". He is also ranked in the Legal 500 as a leading junior in Media and Sport.


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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. He is also called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, BVI and has appeared in the BVI Commercial Court.

The 2018 edition of the Legal 500 listed Daniel as one of the top ten juniors in commercial litigation under eight years call. 

Daniel advises and acts across a range of industry sectors and has particular experience of commercial litigation involving financial services and civil fraud.

He is a member of the COMBAR Junior Committee.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Daniel is frequently instructed 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. He has acted as sole counsel in applications for worldwide freezing orders, proprietary injunctions, disc imaging orders, delivery up and third party disclosure orders and has also acted as sole counsel in applications brought to enforce such orders including applications for unless orders and committal. 

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Arbitration

Daniel has been instructed, both as a junior and as sole counsel, in relation to a number of substantial domestic and international arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC and HKIA rules

He is also experienced in High Court applications brought in support of arbitral proceedings.

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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 six-week trial before the Upper Tribunal against former directors of the structured investment firm Keydata in which the FCA levied record fines of £75 million and the high-profile judicial review brought against KPMG relating to the FCA’s review of interest rate hedging products.

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, Heather Small 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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