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Year of call: 2009

Daniel specialises in criminal law. He practices throughout London, the West Midlands, the South East and on the Western circuit.

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Daniel is an experienced criminal practitioner working predominantly in the Crown Court in all areas of crime including serious violence, drug trafficking, sexual offences and organised crime. He has appeared before the Court of Appeal on many occasions having been granted leave to appeal both conviction and sentence.

Daniel is a level 3 Crown Court prosecutor and is frequently instructed to prosecute multi-handed cases as a Junior alone and Leading Junior. Daniel also advises in cases involving applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and pre-charging decisions.

Daniel is an approachable advocate who prides himself on his client care and the handling of witnesses. He is equally at home whether he is prosecuting or defending and feels that the experience of both assists when he is instructed by either the defence or the Crown.

Daniel has considerable experience in handling sensitive matters and advising in relation to those with ongoing mental health problems or those individuals requiring the assistance of an intermediary.

Daniel can accept instructions via the ‘direct access’ scheme.


Recent notable cases (Junior alone):

R v S & others (Reading CC – 2022)

Prosecuting a 5 handed case involving multiple conspiracy to commit armed robbery and burglary. The case involved 32 separate offences over a 3 month period.

R v F & others (Chelmsford CC 2020 & 2022)

Prosecuting a 5 handed case involving production of cannabis, possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of criminal property.

R v B (Warwick CC- 2020)

Prosecuting the last defendant in a multi-handed case involving the organised armed robbery of supermarkets and cash in transit deliveries. This trial was conducted under the social distancing rules in June 2020.

R v A & others (Snaresbrook- 2020)

Currently representing the first defendant in a multi-handed conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

R v O (Manchester- 2019)

Defending in a case involving charges of conspiracy to facilitate unlawful immigration into the UK and Obtaining leave to enter the UK by deception.

R v M & others (Canterbury- 2019)

Prosecuting in a multi-handed case involving a conspiracy to facilitate unlawful immigration into the UK on three occasions.

R v M & T (Wolverhampton CC- 2018)

Prosecuting in a 2 handed case that involved a stabbing outside a pub. Both defendants were convicted.

R v A & others (Kingston CC- 2018)

Prosecuting 4 defendants in a case involving the planned residential robbery of over £100,000. All defendants were convicted.

R v N (Central Criminal Court- 2018)

Prosecuting a case that involved threats to kill and grievous bodily harm in a 4 day trial that involved the successful admission of Hearsay evidence under the ‘Res Gestae’ principles

(Leading Junior)

R v F & others (Peterborough CC- 2020)

Leading Josh Scouller and securing successful convictions in a multi-handed case that involved serious gang related violence with charges of violent disorder and Grievous Bodily Harm contrary to s18 of Offences against the person act.

(Led Junior)

R v O & others (St Albans CC – 2023)

Led by Russell Pyne prosecuting a 4 handed case including charges of murder and assisting an offender.

R v A & others (2021/2022/2023)

Led by Chris Hewertson prosecuting a multi-handed conspiracy to commit armed robbery, burglary and possession firearms. Two trials have already taken place with the final trial of three due to begin in September 2013.

R v B (Portsmouth CC – 2021)

Led by Fern Russell defending in an 11 week trial involving 13 complainants involving allegations of historic sexual offences.

R v H & others (Warwick CC- 2018/2019)

Led by Michael Shaw prosecuting a drug conspiracy involving multiple defendants over 2 trials.

R v S (Inner London CC- 2017)

Disclosure junior led by Jonathan Davies in a trial involving the considering of 8 years worth of the complainant’s diaries. The case involved an allegation of historic rape.

R v H & Others (Wood Green CC- 2016/2017)

Led by Michael Shaw and Matthew Palmer (at the re-trial) prosecuting in a case involving a conspiracy to commit street robberies. All defendants were convicted.

R v I and others (Central Criminal Court- 2014)

Murder. Led junior (to William Hughes KC) for fourth defendant in a 4-handed matter where the murder was captured on CCTV. Following a 5 week trial the defendant was acquitted.


Court Martial

Daniel has represented a number of clients who have appeared before the military courts.


  • BA(Hons) Fine Art (University of Brighton)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (BPP college London)
  • BVC (very competent) City Law School

Inn and Membership

  • Gray’s Inn
  • Western Circuit
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association

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