Daniel qualified as a solicitor in 2000 becoming a Salaried Partner in 2006, and holds Rights of Audience in Higher Courts. He has taken the roles of a Police Station Accreditation Supervisor and General Crime Supervisor and after becoming Equity Partner in 2009, became the Firm’s nominated Compliance Officer for Legal Practice. Daniel deals with all aspects of risk and compliance within the Firm as well as having a role in the management and development of the firm generally and having a full time case load
Daniel has gained experienced in many disciplines over the years including Magistrates Advocacy,, Prison law, preparing Crown Court cases and Professional Discipline. The majority of his defence work now centres around criminal and Misconduct matters after being instructed by Police Federations to advise their members, and has developed a relationship with LIM Insurance, along with other members of the Firm, which has allowed a number of streams of regulatory type work being introduced to the Firm.
Daniel has provided advice and represented professionals including members of the legal and medical profession, journalists, and police officers. He was named individually in the Legal 500 in 2018 and quoted as being "very knowledgeable in police law".
R v S: Successfully defended a Police Officer charged with assault. A conviction would have inevitably caused the client to lose his profession. A number of witnesses, some of whom worked with the client gave evidence for the prosecution. There was CCTV evidence regarding the case and disclosure issues which led to disclosure application under Section 8 of Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act. The matter was heard over two days before a District Judge.
R v B: Represented a client linked to gang land murder, charged with possession of a firearm. As solicitor advocate he successfully argued exceptional circumstances not to receive the minimum sentence of 5 years imprisonment. The client received a suspended sentence.
R v N: Represented a youth charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs. Argued that it was not a grave crime and matter remained in the Youth Court. Client acquitted after trial.
R v D: Represented a youth charged with murder of his brother-in-law. Acquitted of murder after trial.
R v P: Represented a youth without convictions charged with night-time robbery where positive ID was made. Successfully discredited ID evidence. Client acquitted after trial.
R v A: Client without convictions charged with possession of indecent images. Not guilty verdicts recorded.
R v J: Represented a professional sportsman remanded into custody due to serious offences committed whilst on bail for similar offences. Successfully argued for bail.
R v K: Represented a client charged with multi handed Conspiracy to people traffic linked to ‘sham marriages.’ CPS offered no evidence.
R v W: Represented a Police Officer charged with Conspiracy to Defraud. Proceeded to trial. Co defendant pleaded guilty. Client acquitted after trial
R v R: Represented a Police Officer charged with Common Assault (stranger attack on female). Client acquitted after trial.
R v RC: Represented a Police Officer with Perverting the Course of Justice. Successful in an application to Dismiss the charges. Thereafter successful in defending a Judicial Review brought against the individual by the complainant’s in the case.
R v M: Represented a Police Officer for Assault, matter was on CCTV. Convicted but successful on Appeal.