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Daniel is an award-winning barrister, with a focus on civil and public law. Daniel is a specialist in the following areas: immigration and asylum, housing and community care, police and prison inquests, and actions against the State. Daniel acts for claimants and bereaved families. He has a particular interest in cases involving discriminatory conduct by public authorities. Before coming to the Bar, Daniel was the international law adviser at the British Red Cross.
Daniel acts for claimants in appeals and judicial reviews, and has notable experience in relation to unlawful detention, deportation and asylum claims. He has particular expertise in EEA-related matters, including on the interaction between the Withdrawal Agreement and the Immigration Rules.
Housing and Community Care
Daniel specialises in homelessness appeals and is especially knowledgeable about the relief and prevention duties, including their interaction with other duties under the Housing Act 1996. He regularly represents tenants in possession, committal and judicial review proceedings. He has notable experience in assisting vulnerable clients and handling cases concerning capacity, the Equality Act 2010 and human rights issues.
Civil Liberties and Human Rights
Daniel is regularly instructed in judicial reviews involving controversial, novel and complex civil liberties and human rights point. He represents bereaved families in police and prison related inquests. He has a particular interest in actions against the State.
Daniel is passionate about access to justice and does a significant amount of pro bono work. At the annual Bar and Young Bar Conference 2021, Daniel was awarded the Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year Award.
Before moving to the Bar, Daniel was an International Law Adviser at the British Red Cross, where he provided strategic expert advice on public international law, with a focus on international humanitarian law. Building on that expertise, he is often instructed by non-governmental organisations to draft amicus curiae briefs on international legal matters.
Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School
LLM Public International Law, Leiden University
Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Birmingham
BSc (Joint Hon.) Economics and Political Science, University of Birmingham
Administrative Law Bar Association
Housing Law Practitioners Association
Human Rights Lawyers Association
Immigration Law Practitioners Association
Young Legal Aid Lawyers
Middle Temple Colombos Public International Law Essay Prize.
Middle Temple Jules Thorn Scholar at City Law School.
UWC the Netherlands National IB Scholar at Waterford Kamhlaba.