Daniel has developed a mixed common law practice since joining chambers following his pupillage in 2008. He regularly appears as an advocate in both the County and Crown Courts, and in employment tribunals. The variety of his work has included being briefed as junior counsel for the prosecution and defence in murder and complex fraud cases, providing written advice in clinical negligence cases, and appearing in the employment appeals tribunal arguing points of law. Although his areas of work are varied, Daniel brings a consistently high level of preparation to all of his cases and is able to quickly identify the key issues and arguments before effectively presenting them to any tribunal.
Daniel is developing his clinical negligence practice as part of his wider civil practice. He has recently advised on a case concerning the delayed diagnosis of encephalitis in a young child.
Daniel has recent experience of attending inquests in order to represent the interest of families. He has assisted in representing the family of a young man who died whilst he was detained in a secure unit under the provisions of the Mental Health Act.
Daniel attended the most recent AvMA conference in Brighton.
He is willing to accept cases on a CFA.
Daniel prosecutes and defends in a number of increasingly serious cases across the Midlands and South Eastern Circuit. He prosecutes and defends in equal measure. He primarily appears in the Crown Court in all types of cases involving violence, drugs, sexual offences, and offences of dishonesty.
- Operation Hacqueton (on-going): Daniel is being led for the prosecution a three-handed gangland murder by shooting in Nottingham.
- Operation Hydros (on-going): Daniel is appearing alone to prosecute cases arising out of a year long investigation into a conspiracy to supply class A drugs in Leicestershire.
- R v Mroz (on-going): Daniel is being led for the defence in a case involving the murder of an inmate at Lincoln prison.
- Operation Norping I & II (2014): Daniel appeared as junior counsel for the Crown in a trial involving a large-scale conspiracy to supply class A drugs. The case included one of the largest seizures of drugs in the East Midlands is recent times, with over £10 million worth of class A drugs seized by the police.
- R v Crisp and others (2014): Daniel appeared for one of the Defendants in a three-handed rape trial.
- Operation Wickerball (2013): Daniel was led for the prosecution brought by HMRC in a complex benefit fraud case with an international element. The case involved an organized criminal group of Czech nationals using a large number of Slovakian nationals who would travel to the UK and sign up for fraudulent benefit claims. The fraud was complex as the evidence including large numbers of bank accounts (both in the UK and abroad), hundreds of false claims for benefits, and large numbers of flight bookings.
- R v Barker (2013): Daniel appeared for the defence in a joint-enterprise murder.
- R v Hall-Venmore (2013): Daniel appeared for the defence in a murder by stabbing.
Daniel acts for both Claimants and Respondents in the employment tribunal and the employment appeals tribunal. He has dealt with a wide range of cases where the issues have included unfair and wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal claims, discrimination claims, redundancy, TUPE transfers, and ‘zero hours’ contracts. He is happy to provide pre-tribunal advice, but the majority of his employment practice centres on contested tribunal hearings.
- Toni & Guy (St Pauls) Ltd v Georgiou UKEAT/0085/13/DM: Represented the Claimant at first instance and on appeal in a successful unfair dismissal claim. The appeal raised issues regarding the correct method for calculating a week’s pay for the basis of (a) the basic award and (b) the compensatory award for unfair dismissal. The appeal was allowed in part, in respect of the method for calculating the basic award, notwithstanding an ‘attractive’ argument put forward on the Claimant’s behalf (paragraph 10 of the EAT judgment). The appeal in respect of the method of calculating the compensatory award was dismissed. See www.employmentcasesupdate.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed17470
- Mohammed v Toga Plant Hire (2013): Represented the Respondent in a claim for unfair dismissal in which the Claimant claimed to have been unfairly dismissed on the basis of making a protected disclosure relating to a health and safety issue. The Respondent’s case was that the Claimant was dismissed for a reason relating to his conduct. The tribunal dismissed the Claimant’s claim
- Pettit v JKF Precision Engineering Ltd (2013): Represented the Respondent in a claim for damages for constructive unfair dismissal. The Respondent’s case was that the Claimant was dismissed for redundancy. The claim was dismissed
Daniel has a busy personal injury practice. He acts equally for claimants and defendants in a wide range of cases which include employers’ liability cases, road traffic accidents, occupiers’ liability and Highways Act tripping claims. He has involvement at all stages of litigation, from drafting pleadings and advising on quantum, to appearing at contested interim applications and trials. His experience as an advocate in the Crown Court enables him to be a particularly robust and effective cross-examiner of witnesses. He also has a keen eye for trial tactics.
Personal Injury Cases
- S v Dowse’s Funfair (on-going): Representing the Claimant (a child) in a case where severe pelvic fractures were sustained when the claimant was thrown out of a rollercoaster mid-ride.
- A v Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (on-going): Representing the Claimant in a claim for damages for sexual abuse that occurred whilst the Claimant was a resident at a care home run by the local authority.
- N v Raleigh UK Limited (on-going): A product liability claim representing the Claimant who sustained injury when the handlebars of her bicycle unexpectedly fell off.
- E v Essex County Council (on-going): Representing the Defendant in a claim brought by a learning support assistant who claims damages for injuries sustained in an assault by a pupil.
- Hill v Crew Clothing (2014): Represented the Claimant who sustained a fractured humerus when she tripped over a display stand in the Defendant’s clothing store.
- Boyton v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis & Lincolnshire Constabulary (2013): Represented the Claimant advising on a claim for damages for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment.