- Called: 2014
Daniel joined Five Paper in October 2017 after successfully completing his pupillage.
Prior to commencing pupillage at Five Paper, Daniel gained considerable advocacy experience in the county court by taking instructions as a solicitors’ agent. Daniel also represented clients in a pro-bono capacity in employment tribunal trials and represented the families of children excluded from school before Independent Appeal Panels.
While still a pupil, Daniel was seconded to the in-house Housing Litigation Team of a large Local Authority. Daniel’s experience has given him a valuable insight into the numerous decisions that solicitors make, from pre-action correspondence through to trial, and the various pressures that social landlords are currently under.
Property and Housing
Daniel has experienced a broad range of housing and property law and regularly appears for both landlords and tenants in possession claims relating to rent arrears, anti-social behaviour, disrepair, and succession. Daniel has also gained experience in:
- Anti-social behaviour injunctions & non-molestation orders;
- Access injunctions;
- Service charge disputes;
- Forfeiture proceedings;
- Squatter cases and interim possession orders;
- Removal orders;
- Closure orders;
- Mortgage possession claims;
- Infant settlement hearings;
- EPA prosecutions;
- Tenancy deposit disputes;
- Warrant suspension applications.
Daniel regularly drafts advices and statements of case relating to:
- The Equality Act 2010;
- Proportionality and public law defences;
- The validity of section 21 notices;
- The Protection from Eviction Act 1977;
- Tenancy deposit schemes;
- Anti-social behaviour;
- The interpretation of leases.
Daniel has gained a broad range of experience in employment tribunal claims, representing clients in matters concerning unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, breach of section 1 of the ERA 1996, redundancy and bonus claims. Daniel also has a particular interest in the Equality Act, discrimination being a fundamental issue in both of his practice areas.
BPTC Very Competent (91% in narrative advocacy – 3rd in Year)
GDL Distinction (78% in Land Law)
History BA Hons at the University of York First Class
Hardwicke Award Lincoln’s Inn
Levitt Scholarship Lincoln’s Inn