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Listed as a leading junior in Family and Children Law in the legal 500
“He has fantastic client care skills”
Year of Call: 2008
Inn of Court: Inner Temple
Degree: LL.B (Hons) Law (University of Sheffield)
Bar Vocational Course: Manchester, Very Competent (Outstanding in Professional Ethics)
Family Law (Public and Private Law Children)
Daniel specialises in the law relating to children. He accepts instructions in all aspects of private and public law children proceedings. His main practice is in public law work, in respect of which he represents parents, local authorities, interveners, Children’s Guardians, and children capable of being represented in their own right.
Daniel appears before all levels of the judiciary; and has appeared before the High Court (Family Division) in respect of complex combined Finding of Fact/Welfare Hearings involving issues of serious sexual abuse, applications for child witnesses to give evidence and disclosure issues in respect of concurrent criminal law proceedings.
Daniel has expertise in dealing with cases involving: chronic neglect, hearing impaired parents, mental health problems, non-accidental injury, physical, sexual and emotional harm, drug and alcohol misuse [including FDAC proceedings], cases with an international element, and Human Rights Act claims arising from public law proceedings.
Daniel’s strong advocacy style, preparation and positive approach are underpinned by his organisational skills and a sound knowledge base. His clear focus on the needs of the client is often described as “going beyond the call of duty” and “child focused”. He has a reputation for his attention to detail and his personable approach with professional and lay clients alike. Daniel’s work ethic and case preparation has enabled him to lead in complex matters beyond his year of call.
His expertise in private law children work involves cases which have entailed serious allegations of domestic violence, sexual abuse, intractable contact disputes and matters with an international element.
Earlier in his practice, Daniel conducted immigration appeals on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Home Department, via the Treasury Solicitor’s Department; and, he conducted criminal trials, which better equips him to deal with crossover issues involving those jurisdictions.
Public Access Scheme:
Daniel is able to take instructions under the Public Access Scheme.
Committee Member of National Family Law Bar Association.
President Inner Temple Junior Bar Association, December 2015 – September 2016.
Out of London Bar Secretary for the Midland Circuit (Inner Temple Junior Bar Association), 2014 – 2015.
Northamptonshire County Council v M and N  EWFC 82
Milton Keynes Council v A, B, X and Y (Muslim children, Special Guardianship)  EWFC B102 (14 May 2014)
OCC v B & T  EWFC B73 (18 June 2013)
In his spare time, Daniel enjoys travelling and looking after Basil, his Basset Hound. Time permitting, as a lover of the great outdoors, he retreats back to his roots in North Wales to get back to basics where his family lives near the gateway to the Snowdonia National Park.
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