- Called: 2014
Daniel specialises in Property and Employment Law, having joined chambers in 2017.
Daniel is an experienced advocate, having successfully appeared as sole counsel at High Court level. Daniel’s experience enables him to deal with complex legal issues whilst robustly representing his clients’ interests in Court.
Daniel is also qualified to accept instructions on a direct access basis.
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 undertaken secondments within the legal departments of large public sector landlords, Daniel has a deep knowledge of the issues that arise within the practice area and is able to give pragmatic, client-focused advice.
As a barrister with a specialism in employment law, Daniel is also well equipped to address Equality Act issues that arise within possession proceedings.
In City of Westminster v Kazam & Rahimi  EWHC 826 (KB), Daniel successfully appeared on behalf of the City of Westminster as sole counsel in the High Court.
Daniel’s other notable experience 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.
- 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.
- Drafting a Court of Appeal CPR 52CPD.19 Statement on why permission to appeal should be refused.
Daniel acts for both employers and employees in a wide range of employment disputes.
Before starting pupillage, Daniel represented 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
Surrender of a tenancy by operation of law (Westminster v Kazam) Lexis Nexis PS
- BPTC – Very Competent (91% in narrative advocacy – 3rd in Year)
- GDL – Distinction
- BA (History) at the University of York – First Class
- Levitt Scholarship Lincoln’s Inn
- Hardwicke Award Lincoln’s Inn