Daniel Lewis

Daniel Lewis


Dan has wide experience in the fields of insolvency (both corporate and personal) and company law (in particular, claims against directors for breach of fiduciary duty, derivative actions and minority shareholders petitions) as well as commercial contract disputes.

He acts for liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy and is regularly instructed by the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills in public interest winding up petitions, directors disqualification proceedings, applications for bankruptcy restrictions orders and for the appointment of provisional liquidators.

He also frequently acts in professional negligence/indemnity claims, especially where advice as to insolvency and company law is in issue. Dan is often instructed on applications for urgent injunctions, particularly for freezing orders, acting from start to finish from the initial preparation of the evidence to the final hearing. Dan is also a qualified pilot.

Dan is instructed pursuant to COMBAR terms basis A.

Legal Directories

Chambers and Partners 2019

  • "He is very pleasant but resilient with a sharp intellect."
  • "He has a wealth of knowledge in the field of insolvency."
  • "He is intelligent, sure-footed and excellent to work with."
  • Restructuring/ Insolvency

Chambers and Partners 2018

  • 'He is very easy to work with and a great asset to the team. He is bright, technically able and clients like working with him.'
  • 'He is an exceptional junior - very smart and commercial'.
  • Restructuring/ Insolvency

Chambers and Partners 2017

  • 'Can't recommend highly enough: he's pragmatic, user-friendly, clever and deals with different personalities sensitively. A totally impressive advocate.'
  • Restructuring/ Insolvency

Legal 500 (2018)

  • ‘A charming and forceful advocate.’
  • Insolvency: Leading Junior

Legal 500 (2017)

  • ‘He knows his stuff and is a pleasure to work with.’
  • Insolvency: Leading Junior

Legal 500 (2016)

  • 'He is excellent with clients, and inspires confidence with his clear legal analysis and advice'
  • Insolvency: Leading juniors

Publications and Lectures

  • Solicitors Journal (on the law governing the limitation period in mortgage shortfall claims)
  • Corporate Tax Review
  • Lectures on Company and Insolvency Law (including on the Companies Act 2006 and cross-border insolvency)
  • Solicitors Journal (series of articles on the law governing the limitation period in mortgage shortfall claims)
  • Teaches on University of Westminster LLB advocacy module.
  • Dan has given recent talks on Freezing Injunctions and Fraud in an insolvency context.


Chancery Bar Asociation


BA (Modern History) St Catherine’s College, Oxford.
BA (Law) Downing College, Cambridge.