He regularly appears as sole counsel in the County Court, has appeared in the High Court – again as sole counsel – and recently appeared (led) in the Supreme Court in Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd.
Called to the Bar with Middle Temple’s highest scholarship, Daniel read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at St Hilda’s College, Oxford before lecturing in constitutional and contract law in London. Following this time lecturing, he joined 3 Hare Court as a tenant in 2019.
Daniel has quickly developed considerable experience in Fast and Multi Track personal injury trials acting for both Defendants and Claimants in respect of illness and injuries suffered both here and abroad.
He is regularly instructed in respect of claims under the Package Travel Regulations, including advising as to the applicability of the Regulations (1992 and 2018) and drafting statements of case in these disputes. His work extends beyond the Package Travel Regulations and Daniel is regularly instructed to advise, draft, and appear in disputes involving jurisdictional and other conflict of laws issues.
Daniel represents various airlines in passenger claims for compensation under the EU Denied Boarding Regulations (EC Regulation 261/2004), as well as the Montreal Convention, and advises on the Athens Convention in respect of accidents at sea.
His article ‘Griffiths v TUI UK Limited  EWHC 2268(QB): Can You Still See the Wood for the Trees’ was published by the Travel Law Quarterly  TLQ 77 which considered how expert evidence may be controverted.
Daniel is developing a broad practice covering all areas of chambers’ commercial and insolvency law work. He regularly appears in the County Court, High Court and before Insolvency and Company Court Judges in a range of insolvency and bankruptcy matters, as well as in commercial claims.
He has recently been engaged in running virtual training seminars for new practitioners in the insolvency field and presents webinars as part of chambers’ practice group in the area.
Daniel holds an advisory practice in each of these fields and has recently advised on a number of contractual indemnity clauses involving a world-wide motor manufacturer.
Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd in the appeal UKSC 2019/0142.
Daniel was instructed as junior counsel (led by Thomas Roe QC and Richard Samuel) for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking in their intervention in this appeal which concerned the law on economic duress.
Daniel was instructed as junior counsel to Aidan Casey QC in a high value breach of contract dispute concerning cryptocurrency trading.
Daniel has assisted Richard Samuel in number of pieces of significant commercial litigation, including a recent private equity misrepresentation dispute.
Daniel’s background has given him significant knowledge in this area and Daniel has recently been instructed as junior counsel to Thomas Roe QC on a constitutional law challenge to discriminatory laws on sexuality in two Commonwealth jurisdictions.
He was also instructed as second junior counsel to Thomas Roe QC in seeking permission for a judicial review into the BBC’s compliance with its impartiality obligations under the BBC Charter as relates to the Corporation’s Brexit coverage (Keighley v BBC, Claim no: CO/3063/2019).
Daniel accepts instructions in judicial review matters and also engages in pro bono work in the field.
Daniel is developing a broad practice in this area typically involving termination and discrimination disputes. He is currently instructed on a challenge concerning the extension of a probationary period and the ultimate termination the employment of a worker on the grounds of disability. He appears in the Employment Tribunal and also holds an advisory practice concerning employment matters.
He was recently instructed in a High Court unfair dismissal scheme as part of the Government Legal Department’s ‘Junior Junior’ scheme.
Daniel is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public, companies and other entities through the public access scheme (also known as direct access). If you wish to instruct Daniel on a direct basis, please speak to the clerks.
For more information on public access, please see the Bar Council website.