Daniel Feetham KC is an experienced courtroom and advisory leader.
He specialises in complex and high value, commercial, insolvency and insurance cases. He regularly appears in the High Court and other forums in the UK, but much of his work involves international and cross-border elements. His practice includes appellate work in the Court of Appeal and Privy Council.
The directories say “He has a fantastic intellect” and “He is extremely bright and comes up with out-of-the-box ideas.” (Chambers Global 2022).
Daniel qualified in the UK in 1994, establishing a very successful civil and commercial practice at the Bar in the UK. Daniel then dual qualified and began practising in Gibraltar before becoming a Partner at the largest law firm on the Rock. In the last ten years he has been involved in many major insurance restructuring and insolvency cases, in particular in the insurance and financial services sector. These include offshore / Overseas Territories schemes, with significant cross-border work involving English law and jurisdiction. He regularly advises the UK Motor Insurance Bureau and works closely with the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme on behalf of office holders. He has also advised the Irish State Claims Agency (Irish Compensation Fund) in relation to overseas insurance related insolvency legislation. Clients include major international firms such as Begbies Traynor, PWC and Kroll Restructuring, the latter commenting that Daniel has “unrivalled knowledge of insurance insolvencies”.
His ongoing case load includes financial investigations work in crypto fraud, jurisdiction challenges and cross-border recognition and enforcement, insurance (UK and cross-border), and insolvency work both for and against liquidators, trustees, and administrators. Many of his cases involve complex accountancy and other expert evidence.
Daniel also has a developed 1) appellate practice, appearing before the Privy Council and the Court of Appeal in a wide range of cases from offshore jurisdictions and the Caribbean. In the last year he has appeared in five separate Privy Council appeals involving novel and complex points of law 2) arbitration practice, where he has appeared in high value claims for both Caribbean Governments and multinational companies.
The following are examples of work both in the UK and internationally.
Examples of major recent litigation work (several jurisdictions):
Restructuring and Advisory work (several jurisdictions):
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). He is happy to accept instructions on a direct basis in appropriate cases. 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.
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