“Daniel has a strong work ethic and attends every conference and every hearing having read every word of every document provided to him. In addition to being well-read, he becomes fully familiar with the case and has excellent recall, and during advocacy, he is a real fighter and not afraid to make points and stands his ground with opponents and judges.”
Legal 500, 2024 (Commercial Litigation)
Daniel has a broad commercial and chancery practice and undertakes a wide range of advisory, drafting and advocacy work. He appears regularly in the High Court for trials, applications, appeals and case management hearings. Daniel is very experienced in a number of commercial and chancery areas including contract and tort litigation, intellectual property, consumer law, construction, insurance, insolvency, bankruptcy, professional negligence, property and land disputes, commercial leases, and procedural and jurisdictional issues.
Daniel is attuned to the specific needs of his clients and represents clients from all backgrounds. He understands the array of motivations driving litigation, advises in a client appropriate manner and is particularly keen for clients to recognise the commerciality of their decisions. Daniel is known for his extensive and meticulous preparation for court hearings, so as to put his clients’ cases at their highest. In court, Daniel robustly and fearlessly represents his clients’ interests.
Daniel has been involved in a number of high profile and reported cases, including the following:
Yours Naturally Naturally Yours Limited v Kate McIver Skin Limited & Anor  EWCA Civ 1493 – the Court of Appeal upheld the lower court finding of passing off in novel circumstances concerning a white labelling agreement where false claims were made by a retailer concerning the creation and origin of the product. See news story.
Baxter v Doble  EWHC 486 (KB) – Application to commit legal representative to prison for contempt of court in consequence of conducting litigation, this now being the leading authority on the definition of conduct of litigation under section 12 of the Legal Services Act 2007.
Ahmad v Latimer Lee LLP  EWHC 583 (QB) – Contractual dispute involving the provision of legal services, with some complexities as to compromise agreements, breach of trust and unjust enrichment.
Ahmad v Wood  EWHC 996 (QB) – Negligence claim against a solicitor in respect of conduct in divorce proceedings. Interim application concerning abuse of process (in the context of earlier factual findings) and loss of chance.
Media Agency Group Ltd v Space Media Agency Ltd  EWHC 1434 (QB) – Trial involving claim for misuse of trade secrets and passing off.
Clark v Meerson  EWHC 142 (Ch) – Claim by liquidator against directors in respect of payments from company funds. Issue as regards the interpretation and effect of an earlier settlement agreement.
Ningbo Jiangdong Jiemao Import & Export Co Ltd v Universal Garments International Ltd  11 WLUK 660 – Claim for registration and enforcement of a foreign judgment. Defendant failed in a summary judgment application.
Watt v Dignan  EWCA Civ 1390 – Claim involving easements for parking and use of toilet facilities. In the Court of Appeal, whether the benefit of the easement had been lost by estoppel.
Akhtar v Bhopal Productions (UK) Ltd  EWHC 154 (IPEC) – Instructed by the Institute of Contemporary Arts to defend a claim brought in respect of the public viewing of a film alleged to infringe copyright.
Rossetti Marketing Ltd v Diamond Sofa Co Ltd  EWHC 2482 (QB) – Case involving a commercial agency agreement, which was allegedly breached by reference to the agent’s conduct in representing more than one principal without fully informed consent.