Daniel advises clients on all aspects of commercial litigation and dispute resolution, specialising in commercial contract disputes, finance litigation, investment and tax litigation and partnership disputes. 

He regularly advises on warranty claims and sale and purchase disputes, director’s duty claims, shareholder actions and Companies Act claims, and also specialises in defamation matters having handled a number of high profile claims. 

Daniel advises on finance litigation and in particular disputes relating to finance agreements, guarantee claims and consumer credit. He has also advised on claims against financial advisers, tax advisers and others and tax litigation and disputes.

Daniel has experience dealing with a variety of High Court actions, acting for major corporate clients including a number of AIM listed companies and high street banks and individuals, as well as various regulatory disputes including investigations into breaches of the AIM Rules. He has also acted as a PLC non-executive director giving him first hand experience of the challenges faced by businesses at all levels.

Experience

Breach of contract claims

  • Advised a leading steel company in relation to five sets of proceedings for breach of contract claims for circa £7m which included two arbitrations, one in Hong Kong and one in Geneva and High Court proceedings.

Fraud

  • Acted on a complex dispute involving claims of a £2m fraud, wrong alleged against one of our clients, involved with an £8m building project.

Defamation

  • Advised five well respected Leamington Sikh community members, bringing about a successful conclusion to a long running defamation dispute.  The case was bought following a long running dispute, during which defamatory literature was repeatedly distributed to residents around the Queensway area of Leamington. 
  • Dr Gurmit Singh and Others v Mota Singh and Others (2012) QBD HQ10D04661 (Defamation, qualified privilege, application on meaning and strike out of defence)

Professional negligence

  • Advised Midland Packaging Limited on the reported decision of costs following trial in the Mercantile Court. The judge made adverse findings of fact about which no evidence had been given during the trial and did not give our client the costs that he should have done, alleging that our client would not have settled in any event. The costs were £850,000 and this decision had massive implications for our client’s business.  We sought an appeal to the Court of Appeal, succeeded and settled favourably for our client. 
  • Midland Packaging v HW, Chartered Accountants [2010] EWHC 1975 (QB) (professional negligence in inheritance tax advice)
  • Thomas v BPE Solicitors (A Firm) [2010] EWHC 306 (Ch) (professional negligence in share sale)

Reported cases

  • Midland Packaging v HW, Chartered Accountants [2010] EWHC 1975 (QB) (professional negligence in inheritance tax advice)
  • Thomas v BPE Solicitors (A Firm) [2010] EWHC 306 (Ch) (professional negligence in share sale)
  • VFS Financial Services (UK) Ltd v Euro Auctions (UK) Ltd [2007] EWHC 1492 (hire purchase and damages in conversion)
  • Royal Bank of Scotland v Bloor (2010) QBD (Application of Miles v Bull)
  • Dr Gurmit Singh and Others v Mota Singh and Others (2012) QBD HQ10D04661 (Defamation, qualified privilege, application on meaning and strike out of defence)

Daniel Jennings advised UK Wealth in relation to an injunction and settlement for unpaid commission following the disposal of two supermarkets; Jennings is also handling an increasing number of defamation claims.

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Career

Daniel studied at Birmingham University graduating with a Bachelors’ degree in Law and a Masters Degree in Commercial Law. Having completed the LPC, he trained and qualified at DLA Piper’s Birmingham office. He joined Wragge & Co in Birmingham and then moved to Wright Hassall in March 2007.

Interests

Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife and family, but is also an avid rugby fan and a keen cricketer and golfer.