Daniel qualified as a solicitor in 2000 becoming a Partner in 2005, and holds, since 2006, Rights of Audience in Higher Courts. Since becoming a partner he has taken the role of a Police Station Accreditation Supervisor and General Crime Supervisor and is the Firm’s nominated Compliance Officer for Legal Practice.
Daniel has gained experienced in many disciplines including general crime, disciplinary hearings for professional bodies and preparing serious and complex Crown Court matters.
The majority of his defence work centres around professional discipline and private defence work, being instructed by Professional Associations to advise their members, and various Insurance Companies to advise their professional body's clients and individuals regarding all aspects of the Criminal Justice System.
Daniel has provided advice and represented professionals including Barristers, Solicitors, teachers and doctors.
Daniel has had success by way of acquittals in the Crown Court including multi handed drug conspiracies, money laundering, gang related murder and serious sexual offences.
R v S : Successfully defended a professional 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 T : Represented a public servant charged with misconduct in public office, the case related to sexual activity with a minor. Client was acquitted.
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 C : Represented a public official interviewed for rape, a breach of trust due to his position. Refused charge
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 professional charged with Conspiracy to Defraud. Proceeded to trial. Co defendant pleaded guilty. Client acquitted after trial
R v R : Represented a professional charged with Common Assault (stranger attack on female). Client acquitted after trial.
R v RC : Represented a professional charged with Perverting the Course of Justice linked to his profession. 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.
- Represented two professional jointly accused of various breaches of their standards of professional behaviour. The case involved legal arguments regarding admissibility of evidence, the incident was captured on CCTV and although the disciplinary panel found the case proven in part for one of the clients, but not proven in relation to the other. Both individuals remain in post.
- Successful in representing a professional within Misconduct Proceedings with regards to issues of honesty and integrity. We were able to advance exceptional circumstances on the client's behalf with the assistance of medical evidence and character evidence which allowed the disciplinary panel to take the unusual and rare stance of allowing the client to remain in position and impose only a Final Written Warning.
- Represented a professional charged with Gross Misconduct in relation to inappropriate relationship with another during the course of employment and breaches of his professional standards in terms of behaviour. Gross Misconduct withdrawn and client sanctioned for misconduct only causing no dismissal.
- Represented a professional charged with Gross Misconduct in relation to inappropriate texts sent during the course of employment and breaches of his professional standards in terms of behaviour. Gross Misconduct found but client sanctioned so that no dismissal from employment occurred.
- Represented a professional charged with Gross Misconduct in relation to inappropriate behaviour towards a person in his care and breaches of his professional standards in terms of behaviour. Gross Misconduct found however client sanctioned so that no dismissal from employment occurred.
- Represented a professional charged with Gross Misconduct in relation to breaches of her professional standards in terms of data protection. Gross Misconduct not found against the client and client sanctioned for misconduct only causing no dismissal.
- Represented three professionals investigated for Gross Misconduct. Gross Misconduct withdrawn and client sanctioned for misconduct only causing no dismissal.