Daniel’s practice incorporates both civil and family work.
Daniel has a broad-based civil practice divided between court and advisory work. He has a particular interest in disputes relating to land and is regularly instructed in matters concerning boundaries; rights of way and other easements; residential and commercial tenancies; and trusts of land. Further, Daniel is very well placed to act in those areas that cross between the civil and family jurisdictions, namely: cohabitation disputes; wills and probate; Court of Protection work; and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
He is also very comfortable acting in contractual and commercial disputes; insolvency proceedings; and personal injury litigation. He is strong on paperwork and has a detailed knowledge of civil procedure giving him a sound tactical awareness.
In addition to his conventional practice, Daniel is qualified as a civil and commercial mediator, a service he is happy to provide within Chambers or at another agreed venue. His broad practice and litigation experience compliment this role, which he fulfils with patience and creativity.
Daniel welcomes instructions across a broad range of family law work, in which he is noted for effective court style and good manner with clients.
Daniel is regularly instructed in financial remedy proceedings and applications for financial provision under Schedule 1 of the Children Act, being claims to which he can bring his experience in property and other related disputes. He is conscious of the economies of litigation and, where possible, endeavours to provide realistic advice at an early opportunity.
Daniel has a substantial practice in Children Act proceedings. In the private law sphere, he regularly acts in child arrangement disputes and cases of internal and external relocation. In public law proceedings, Daniel will often appear on behalf of local authorities, parents, children and intervenors. Very often, his cases will involve serious allegations of violence (including sexual violence) towards partners/children; parental alienation; clients with learning disabilities; clients lacking litigation capacity; and hostile litigants in person, all of which he is well-suited to deal with.
Daniel is also experienced in Court of Protection proceedings.