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Daniel Thomas is a specialist in business and financial law representing companies and professional individuals in contentious and non-contentious corporate, commercial and contractual law matters.
Over the past 12 months he has acted in the following disputes:

Represented the former Chairman of a Football League Club in a contractual dispute regarding the payment of sponsorship fees with a leading international alcoholic drinks company.
Successfully negotiated the release of a World Champion boxer from his contract with one of the sport’s major worldwide promoters.
Represented the owners of a successful sports club in disciplinary proceedings based on the England and Wales Cricket Board Code of Conduct.
Represented a large care home company in a breach of contract dispute with former employees.
Successfully represented a professional footballer at trial in a signing on fee dispute.
Acting on behalf of national law firm in a litigation funding dispute with a US-based hedge fund.
Advising in a multi-million pound share valuation dispute.
Advising two major North of England building companies in breach of contract matters.
Successfully representing a firm of optometrists in professional negligence dispute with a leading firm of accountants.

Dan brings to his practice his experience of working at Canada’s leading law firm, McCarthy Tetrault LLP and a pupillage with a commercial set in Inner Temple, London. At McCarthys, Dan was part of teams of counsel litigating class actions, commercial disputes between FTSE 100 companies, professional negligence disputes, representation of professional in disciplinary proceedings and appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Dan’s corporate and commercial litigation practice includes shareholder actions, partnership disputes, Companies Act regulation and contractual disputes. Dan has experience of dealing with application for injunctive relief in a wide variety of disputes. He is also regularly instructed in employment law disputes on behalf of individuals and companies.
Dan’s insolvency practice includes acting in both personal and corporate matters, including defending applications to wind-up in the public interest and director disqualification proceedings.
Dan’s commercial background lends itself to a range of interests in particular he has a strong track record in complex fraud, regulatory and business crime matters. His knowledge and ability in this area is reflected by the fact that he is the only junior barrister on the Northern Circuit to have been appointed to the Serious Fraud Office panels. He is also a member of the CPS Fraud panel, taking instructions from the Central Fraud Group, and the Government’s Regulatory List – a select group of barristers authorised to litigate Health & Safety and Environment Agency cases.

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