Daniel Goldblatt

Profile

Daniel started his tenancy in October 2018 after successfully completing pupillage at 3 Hare Court. He is building a broad practice across Chambers’ core practice areas.

Before joining Chambers, Daniel read for a joint degree in International Relations and Modern History at St Andrews, followed by an accelerated law degree at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

In September 2018 Daniel was seconded to Peters & Peters LLP for a month.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Recent commercial work includes advising as Junior Counsel (to Richard Samuel) in an ICC arbitration concerning railway infrastructure supply contracts.

During pupillage Daniel gained experience across a range of commercial litigation, including civil fraud and contractual claims, many of which involved jurisdictional and conflicts of law issues. He also has experience assisting with applications for interim and emergency injunctive relief. Some examples include:

  • National Bank Trust v Yurov & Ors (ongoing): a claim by a Russian bank alleging misappropriation of US$1 billion in assets against its former directors and shareholders. Assisted Simon Davenport QC, Tom Poole and Alexander Halban, acting for the defendants in a security for costs application.
  • Tenaga Nasional Berhad v Frazer-Nash Research [2018]  EWHC 1848 (QB): a claim by a state-owned manufacturing company in relation to the collapse of a Malaysian joint venture. Assisted Richard Samuel acting for the claimants in an application seeking permission to register foreign judgments under the Administration of Justice Act 1920.
  • A dispute concerning a contract to operate onshore oil fields. Assisted Peter Knox QC acting in an application for an interim injunction in the Privy Council.

Company, Insolvency and Chancery

Daniel regularly appears in the Insolvency and Companies List and assisted in a number of insolvency claims during pupilage, including shareholder disputes and claims against delinquent directors and administrators. A notable example is:

  • Re One Blackfriars Ltd; Hyde v Bannon [2017]: a multi-million pound claim against former administrators of a company. Assisted Simon Davenport QC and Tom Poole in successfully resisting an interlocutory application that concerned the relationship between the CPR and Insolvency Rules. 

During pupillage Daniel assisted in a number of cases involving real and cultural property. Notable examples include:

  • Barrow & anor v Kazim & ors [2018]: Assisted Asela Wijeyaratne in preparing for an appeal concerning the proper construction of “landlord” for the purpose of section 21 notices.
  • Assisting James Guthrie QC in advising on title to a Middle Eastern antiquity.

Travel Litigation and Personal Injury

Daniel has experience acting and advising in claims under the Package Travel Regulations and the Montreal Convention. He regularly appears for the airline in County Court claims by passengers for compensation under Regulation 261/2004.

During pupillage he assisted in a number of personal injury claims involving jurisdictional and conflicts of law issues.

Public and Constitutional Law

Daniel has gained experience across a range of public law matters. During pupillage he assisted in cases before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council.

Education

International Relations and Modern History (First Class), University of St Andrews

Jurisprudence, with Senior Status, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford

Awards & Prizes

Negotiation Prize, University of Law (2017)

Advocacy Scholarship, University of Law (2016)

Prince of Wales Scholarship, Gray’s Inn (2016)

Shearman & Sterling Moot Competition (judged by Lord Wilson), Winner, University of Oxford (2015)

Herbert Smith Freehills Disability Law Mooting Championship (judged by Lord Phillips), Runner-Up, University of Oxford (2014)

Lawyers Without Borders Rule of Law Innovation Competition, Winner (2014)

CPE Award, Gray’s Inn (2013)

Dean’s List for Academic Excellence: Senior Honours, University of St Andrews (2013)

Dean’s List for Academic Excellence: Junior Honours, University of St Andrews (2012)

History Faculty Book Prize, University of St Andrews (2011)