Daniel has a broad practice across all areas of Chambers’ specialisms, with a focus on public law, planning law, environmental law, and regulatory law.
He appears frequently in court, and regularly undertakes pleading and advisory work. He also has significant experience appearing in various regulatory tribunals, the Infected Blood Inquiry, and in planning inquiries. In addition, Daniel has recently been appointed as a panel member on the FA’s Safeguarding Review Panel.
From 2019 to 2020 Daniel was Judicial Assistant to Lord Carnwath and Lady Arden at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. During his time in that role he worked on both Supreme Court and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council cases.
Daniel is a contributor to Butterworths Planning Law Service, LawInSport, Wilmot-Smith on Construction Law, and the LAG Community Care Bulletin.
Daniel’s environmental and planning practice ranges from challenges to large infrastructure projects to householder enforcement notice appeals. Recent instructions include:
Daniel has a particular interest in planning appeals, and is a contributor to Butterworths Planning Law Service where currently edits the planning appeals and EU law chapters. Daniel has also given a seminar in the 39 from 39 series on the interpretation of certain changes to the General Permitted Development Order.
While a Judicial Assistant at the Supreme Court, Daniel assisted with several cases related to planning and environmental law. Those cases included: R (on the application of Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)) v North Yorkshire County Council  UKSC 3 concerning the interpretation of paragraph 90 of the National Planning Policy Framework; and, Dill v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government  UKSC 20 concerning the interpretation of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.
Daniel has experience acting for a range of litigants in public law matters, including central and local government bodies, campaign groups, and individual claimants. Recent instructions include:
While a Judicial Assistant at the Supreme Court, Daniel worked on several public law matters. These included: R (on the application of Miller) v The Prime Minister  UKSC 41 concerning the Prime Minister’s decision to prorogue Parliament; R (on the application of DN (Rwanda)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 7 concerning lawfulness of immigration detention; R (on the application of Palestine Solidarity Campaign Ltd) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government  UKSC 16 concerning whether the Secretary of State could issue certain directions to local governments on investment of pension schemes; and, Attorney General of Trinidad & Tobago v Ayers-Caesar  UKPC 44 concerning the interpretation of the constitution of Trinidad and Tobago.
Daniel is interested in regulatory work in a range of contexts, and has experience acting both for and against regulators in a number of fields. Recent instructions include:
Daniel has recently been appointed as a panel member on the FA’s Safeguarding Review Panel. In that role he appears as a member of the Panel determining safeguarding and disciplinary matters referred from all levels of the football league.
Daniel has a particular interest in sports regulatory matters. He is a regular contributor at LawInSport, where he has written on a number of issues including: (1) disciplinary proceedings for cheating in esports; (2) esports regulatory bodies; (3) sports and immigration; and, (4) the impact of Covid-19 in sports. He was also part of a panel discussing legal and regulatory challenges in esports at the LawInSport annual conference in September 2020.
While a Judicial Assistant at the Supreme Court, Daniel assisted with a number of cases relating to regulatory and disciplinary law. Those cases included: Elefterescu v The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons  UKPC 6 concerning an appeal against a veterinary surgeon being struck-off for disgraceful conduct.
Daniel has a range of experience in in commercial and construction law, involving matters in a variety of different sectors. Recent instructions include:
Daniel is a contributor to the fourth edition of Wilmot-Smith on Construction Contracts.
While a Judicial Assistant at the Supreme Court, Daniel assisted with several cases related to commercial and construction law. Those cases included: Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd  UKSC 48 which concerned the disclosure and impartiality duties of arbitrators; and, Ciban Management Corporation v Citco (BVI)  UKPC 21 concerning directors’ duties and the sale of property under a power of attorney.
Daniel has significant experience advising in contentious and non-contentious property law matters. Recent instructions include:
Daniel has been involved with the 39 from 39 webinar series, and has recently spoken on the interpretation of option agreements and the meaning of “development” in contracts.
While a Judicial Assistant at the Supreme Court, Daniel assisted with several cases related to property law. Those cases included: Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd  UKSC 18 which concerned the interpretation of a lease and carrying out internal works in breach of covenant; and, Peninsula Securities Ltd v Dunnes Stores (Bangor) Ltd  UKSC 36 concerning the application of the doctrine of restraint of trade to tenants in shopping centres.
Daniel regularly appears in the County Court and High Court and has experience of trials, applications, MOJ Stage 3 proceedings, infant settlements, and CCMCs. He also has considerable experience drafting and assisting in large and multi-handed claims. Highlights include:
While a Judicial Assistant at the Supreme Court, Daniel assisted with several cases related to civil law. Those cases included: Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v XX  UKSC 14 which concerned whether a claimant who was made infertile by a defendant’s negligence could claim the cost of commercial and non-commercial surrogacy agreements; and, Henderson (A Protected Party) v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust  UKSC 43 concerning the application of the illegality defence to damages claims arising out of negligence.