Daniel Currie

Email: clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

Phone: 01244 323070

Year of call: 2019

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Daniel joined St John’s Buildings as a tenant in October 2020 following the completion of his pupillage under the supervision of Neil Owen-Casey.

Daniel’s practice encompasses all aspects of family law. He also practises in the Court of Protection and civil law, particularly personal injury.

Education

  • BA Law, University of Oxford
  • Bar Professional Training Course, BPP University

Awards

  • Gray’s Inn Lord Justice Holker Scholarship
  • BPP University Programme Leader’s Award

Memberships

  • Gray’s Inn
  • Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)

Expertise

  • Family - Children

    Public Law

    In public law, Daniel represents parents, children’s guardians, intervenors and local authorities at all stages of proceedings. Daniel has appeared in his own right at all levels from the Magistrates’ Court to the High Court. He is often instructed to draft documents such as skeleton arguments, threshold documents and case summaries. He has experience of representing vulnerable clients with learning disabilities and mental health difficulties. Daniel has conducted matters involving allegations of sexual abuse, child abduction, organised crime, placement out of the jurisdiction, non-accidental injuries and deprivation of liberty.

    Daniel gained experience of cases involving complex legal and factual issues throughout his pupillage. This includes deprivation of liberty and secure accommodation, historic and ongoing sexual abuse of children, non-accidental injuries and international relocation. He developed his knowledge of niche legal issues such as the exercise of the parens patriae jurisdiction in the High Court by assisting with the preparation of these cases.

    Private Law

    Daniel represents all parties, including parents, grandparents, wider family members and children’s guardians in private law matters. He has conducted matters involving complex issues such as implacable hostility, improper retention of a child after contact, parental alienation, domestic abuse and sexual assault. He has a particular interest in matters involving the acquisition and termination of parental responsibility and has conducted and advised upon matters involving such issues.

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  • Family - Finance

    Daniel has observed and assisted with family finance proceedings of a range of complexity during the course of his pupillage and is keen to develop his practice in financial remedy matters. He has conducted matters involving issues such as contested divorce and experienced drafting documents for use in financial remedies proceedings. Daniel has a keen interest in developing this area of his practice.

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  • Court of Protection

    Daniel has experience of Court of Protection matters in welfare and in property and finance. He has observed and assisted with the preparation of documents for welfare hearings such as sections 15, 16 and 21A MCA 2005 disputes and issues of local authority designation. He also has experience drafting opinions in relation to property and finance disputes. Daniel is familiar with the sensitive issues arising in these cases and is keen to develop his practice in this area.

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  • Personal Injury

    Daniel has experience from his time as a County Court advocate of conducting matters including child settlements, landlord and tenant disputes, mortgage-related matters and civil applications such as applications to set aside judgment, applications for default judgment and for relief from sanctions.

    Daniel has further developed his experience during pupillage. He acts in all areas of personal injury work, including on the small claims and fast tracks, child settlements and Stage 3 hearings.

    Daniel has expanded his experience to include Chancery matters. During pupillage, Daniel assisted Elis Gomer, who was successful in representing a Claimant who pleaded will forgery, at a five-day trial before the High Court.

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