ProfileI have extensive experience in the law relating to children and appear before all levels of the judiciary up to the Court of Appeal. I accept instructions in all aspects of private and public law children proceedings, acting for all parties to proceedings. I am happy to conduct a case review with professional or lay clients ahead of taking instructions to consider whether my skills set is best suited to the needs of the case and the client.
I am often described by clients as “going beyond the call of duty” to achieve the best possible outcome for professional and lay clients alike and I have a great respect for the specialist work I undertake in the Family Court. I am a robust but personable advocate with a reputation for attention to detail. My strong advocacy style is underpinned by my organisational skills and sound knowledge base.
I have expertise, not limited to, dealing with cases involving: chronic neglect, hearing impaired parents, mental health problems, fabricated illness, serious non-accidental injury, infant death, physical, sexual and emotional harm, drug and alcohol misuse [including FDAC proceedings], cases with an international element, Human Rights Act claims arising from public law proceedings, and appeals up to the Court of Appeal.
My expertise in private law children work matches, and is enhanced by, my experience in public law children work.
Public Access Scheme:
I am qualified to take instructions under the Public Access Scheme.
Further interests/ roles:
Advocacy Trainer, New Practitioners, Inner Temple (ongoing)
Committee Member of National Family Law Bar Association (2018-2019)
President Inner Temple Junior Bar Association (December 2015 – September 2016)
Out of London Bar Secretary for the Midland Circuit (Inner Temple Junior Bar Association) (2014 – 2015)
In 2019, Daniel was a co-author of a training programme delivered via Inner Temple with Cyrus Larizadeh QC, Chairman of the Family Law Bar Association, and Jo Porter, Barrister (4PB). This was a programme for new practitioners about vulnerable witnesses and domestic abuse victims in the family justice system. Daniel delivered an advocacy master class with Jo Porter of Counsel and Her Honour Isobel Plumstead to an audience of students, barristers and members of the judiciary and delivered a speech on life at the Family Bar.
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