- Called: 2014
Daniel specialises in Property and Employment Law, having joined chambers in October 2017, after successfully completing his pupillage.
Daniel is an experienced advocate and, having undertaken secondments within the legal departments of large public sector organisations, is able to give pragmatic, client-focused advice.
Landlord and Tenant
Daniel specialises in landlord and tenant litigation and his practice encompasses the full range of disputes within the area. Daniel acts for both landlords and tenants in respect of both residential and commercial property, including social housing and leasehold disputes.
Having been seconded to the in-house housing litigation teams of a London borough and one of the large housing associations, Daniel regularly acts for landlords with extensive property portfolios. Daniel’s in-house experience has provided him with an insight into the pressures that landlords face and enables him to represent his clients with a comprehensive knowledge of housing disputes, from initial breaches of tenancy to the enforcement of possession orders.
As a barrister with a specialism in employment law, Daniel is well equipped to address Equality Act issues that arise within possession proceedings.
Daniel’s recent work includes:
- Defending a Local Authority against an application to commit its CEO to prison for contempt of court.
- Representing a freeholder in a claim by a leaseholder for over £100,000 on the basis of an alleged breach of the repairing covenant.
- Drafting an appeal to the High Court on behalf of a Local Authority on the issue of the surrender of a joint tenancy by operation of law.
- Obtaining a large unlawful profit order on behalf of a landlord in a case in which a tenant had obtained unlawful profits by subletting a property and claiming housing benefit at the same time.
- Obtaining a strike out of a commercial landlord’s claim for unpaid rent on behalf of a commercial tenant on the basis of the landlord’s procedural breaches.
Daniel acts for both employers and employees in a wide range of employment disputes.
Before starting pupillage, Daniel built up his advocacy experience by representing claimants in employment tribunal hearings whilst volunteering for the Free Representation Unit. Daniel also gained a detailed understanding of disciplinary procedure and investigations by representing the families of excluded children at Independent Appeal Panels whilst volunteering for a pro bono organisation.
Daniel is a governor of a school and has particular experience in making and defending employment claims against schools.
Daniel’s practice encompasses a broad range of employment disputes including:
- Unfair Dismissal
- Wrongful Dismissal
- Constructive Dismissal
- Unlawful Deduction of Wages
- Direct Discrimination
- Indirect Discrimination
- Discrimination arising from disability
- Failure to make reasonable adjustments
- Whistleblowing Claims
- Bonus Claims
- BPTC – Very Competent (91% in narrative advocacy – 3rd in Year)
- GDL – Distinction
- BA (History) at the University of York – First Class
Scholarships and Prizes
- Levitt Scholarship Lincoln’s Inn
- Hardwicke Award Lincoln’s Inn