Daniel 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 2016 Daniel was awarded the title of Queens Counsel (Gibraltar). Daniel has maintained a busy UK and overseas practice. In the last ten years he has been involved in many major insurance restricting and insolvency cases, in particular in the insurance and finance 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 PWC and Kroll Restructuring, the latter commenting that Daniel has “unrivalled knowledge of insurance insolvencies”.
His ongoing case load includes financial investigations work, 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 appellate practice, appearing before the Privy Council and the Court of Appeal in a wide range of cases from offshore jurisdictions and the Caribbean.
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.