Daniel’s practice focuses on commercial, public & regulatory, competition and sports law. Daniel has particular experience in the intersection of public and commercial law, and he is regularly instructed in commercial judicial reviews, and brought into other high-stake litigation requiring public law expertise. 

Daniel is ranked in the directories for public law work (Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners), commercial work (Chambers & Partners) and telecommunications (Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and Who’s Who Legal). 

Daniel frequently acts both against and for the Government and he is a member of the Attorney General's B panel. He has an established practice in the regulatory field, where he has acted for and/or against regulators in the fields of telecommunications, competition, financial services, water, energy, sports and aviation.

Recent highlights of Daniel’s practice include:

  • Acting in high-value trials in the Commercial Court (Gorbachev v Guriev; Al-Jaber v Al-Ibrahim);
  • Acting for the CMA in a statutory appeal in the CAT;
  • Acting for Camelot in its challenge to the Fourth National Lottery Licence;
  • Acting for pension schemes in their judicial review to the reform of RPI;
  • Acting for the Ministry of Defence, Cabinet Office, and DEFRA in judicial reviews.



Public & Regulatory

Daniel accepts instructions in all areas of public law, and he has substantial judicial review experience. He was appointed to the Attorney General's B Panel Counsel with effect from 1 September 2023.

Daniel is ranked by the Legal 500 (2024) and Chambers and Partners (2024) for Administrative and Public Law.

Daniel also acts on regulatory and professional discipline matters. He has acted for and/or against regulators in the fields of finance, competition, energy, telecommunications, water, sports and aviation.  He has gained significant experience in the field of energy regulation, having spent four months in 2015-16 on secondment to Ofgem, and has acted regularly in energy-related disputes thereafter.  


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Daniel accepts instructions in all areas of commercial litigation, and frequently acts both as sole counsel and as part of a wider team. He regularly appears in the Business and Property Courts (Commercial / Chancery) and in arbitrations, covering a wide variety of commercial disputes.


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Daniel accepts instructions in all areas of sports law, including regulatory/disciplinary, commercial and competition. He has particular experience in legal issues arising in football, and has acted for numerous football clubs and regulatory bodies.


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Daniel accepts instructions in all areas of Competition law. He has experience of competition law both from a regulatory perspective and in commercial damages claims.


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EU Law

Daniel accepts instructions in all areas of EU law.


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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Daniel accepts instructions in all areas of Civil Liberties & Human Rights law. He has substantial recent experience of human rights matters arising in the Administrative Court and Investigatory Powers Tribunal. 


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MA (Oxon) Jurisprudence (Law with German Law): First Class; BPTC (Kaplan): Outstanding; BCL (Oxon): Distinction

Prizes & Scholarships

  • BCL Prize for International & European Employment Law; University of Oxford (2014)
  • Proxime Accessit Best Overall Student; Kaplan Law School (2013)
  • Littleton Chambers Prize for Labour Law; University of Oxford (2012)
  • 5 Stone Buildings Prize for Trusts Law; University of Oxford (2012)
  • Sweet & Maxwell Prize for Best Overall Performance in Law Moderations; University of Oxford (2009)
  • Slaughter and May Prize for Roman Law; University of Oxford (2009)
  • Phoenicia Scholar; Bar European Group (2015)
  • Walter Wigglesworth Scholar; Lincoln’s Inn (2014-2015)
  • Barton Scholar; Merton College, Oxford (2013-2014)
  • Pump Court Tax Chambers Scholar; University of Oxford (2013-2014)
  • Advocacy Scholar; Kaplan Law School (2012-2013)
  • Lord Denning Scholar; Lincoln’s Inn (2012-2013)
  • Waugh Scholar; Exeter College, Oxford (2009-2012)


2018, 2019, 2020: Cashman, Ratan & Scott, The British Yearbook of International Law, Decisions of British Courts involving questions of private international law


  • BEG
  • ALBA
  • BASL

Reported Judgments

  • Gorbachev v Guriev [2024] 4 WLR 36
  • R (Annington) v Secretary of State for Defence [2024] 1 WLR 365
  • R (Realreed) v HMRC [2023] STC 1250, [2023] BVC 26
  • R (Shawbrook Bank) v Financial Ombudsman Service [2023] EWHC 1069 (Admin), [2023] ACD 80
  • Liberty v Security Service [2023] HRLR 5
  • R (BT Pension Scheme Trustees Ltd) v UK Statistics Authority [2022] EWHC 2265 (Admin), [2023] Pens LR 1, [2022] ACD 131
  • Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd v Gambling Commission [2022] EWHC 1664 (TCC), 202 Con LR 89
  • R (Privacy International) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal [2022] EWHC 770 (QB), [2022] 4 WLR 75
  • Selevision Saudi Co v BeIN Media Group LLC [2021] EWHC 2802 (Comm), [2021] Bus LR 1772
  • R (Andrews) v Minister for the Cabinet Office [2021] EWHC 2233 (Admin), [2021] ACD 111
  • C-623/17 Privacy International [2021] 1 WLR 4421, [2021] 1 CMLR 30
  • R (McKenzie) v Leeds Crown Court [2020] EWHC 1867 (Admin), [2020] 4 WLR 106, [2021] 1 Cr App R 1
  • R (FACT) v Secretary of State [2020] EWCA Civ 649, Times March 23 2020, [2020] 1 WLR 3876, [2021] Env LR 3
  • Vodafone v Office of Communications [2020] EWCA Civ 183, [2020] QB 857, [2020] 2 WLR 1108
  • R (FACT) v Secretary of State [2019] EWHC 2951 (Admin), [2020] Env LR 14, [2020] ACD 9
  • R (Miller) v Prime Minister [2019] UKSC 41, [2020] AC 373, [2019] 3 WLR 589
  • Vodafone v Office of Communications [2019] EWHC 1234 (Comm), [2020] QB 200
  • R (Gwynt-y-Mor Offshore Wind Farm Ltd) v Gas and Electricity Markets Authority [2019] EWHC 654 (Admin) [2019] ACD 54
  • R (EU Lotto Ltd) v Secretary of State [2019] 1 CMLR 41
  • Privacy International v Secretary of State [2018] 4 All ER 275
  • Al Jaber v Al Ibrahim [2018] EWCA Civ 1690, [2019] 1 WLR 885
  • Abdullah v Credit Suisse (UK) Ltd [2017] EWHC 3016 (Comm), [2017] 2 CLC 792
  • Privacy International v Secretary of State [2018] 2 All ER 166
  • Gibson v Pride Mobility Products Ltd [2017] CAT 9, [2017] 4 CMLR 33
  • Privacy International v Secretary of State [2017] 3 All ER 647, [2016] HRLR 21


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