Daniel specialises 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.
"Daniel is an outstanding commercial lawyer who really gets to grips with the detail of his clients' commercial litigation challenges."
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.
- Acted on a complex dispute involving claims of a £2m fraud, wrong alleged against one of our clients, involved with an £8m building project.
- 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.
- Dr Gurmit Singh and Others v Mota Singh and Others (2012) QBD HQ10D04661 (Defamation, qualified privilege, application on meaning and strike out of defence)
- 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  EWHC 1975 (QB) (professional negligence in inheritance tax advice)
- Thomas v BPE Solicitors (A Firm)  EWHC 306 (Ch) (professional negligence in share sale)
"I would not have been able to secure what I have without your support and the top quality advice and encouragement that you provided"
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.
Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife and family, but is also an avid rugby fan and a keen cricketer and golfer.