Daniel specialises in disputes about property, the emphasis being on real property and commercial landlord and tenant. Daniel is also well known for his expertise in mortgages and secured lending. His residential landlord and tenant practice focuses on leasehold enfranchisement. Daniel’s other work tends to involve property but less directly. For example he is often instructed in professional negligence claims relating to conveyancing and surveyors/valuers and in partnership actions where the assets of the partnership include land/properties.
Daniel is recommended as a leading junior for property litigation in The Legal 500 and Chambers UK. In recent editions he has been praised for not only for his knowledge of property law but also for quickly building a client's trust and being easy to work with, for doing a good job in a hostile court and for calmness under pressure.
In 2008 Daniel was appointed as a Deputy Adjudicator to HM Land Registry and since 2013 has been a judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber, Land Registration). Daniel’s extensive knowledge of land registration law is one of his strengths as a property litigator.
Daniel is an experienced, ADR Group accredited mediator.
Daniel is a regular contributor to legal journals. Recent examples are:
“Don’t count on holding on to your rent” (the status of tenants holding over), Solicitors Journal 10.6.14
“Noise nuisance: the Supreme Court Rules” (nuisance and injunctions), Property Law Journal April 2014
“Practical Guide to Land Registry Adjudication” (book review), Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 2012, 4, 347-348
“Broken Promises?” (Priorities in sale and rent back transactions), New Law Journal 27.4.12
Daniel contributed a chapter to “Commercial Property Practice: An Expert Guide” (2015, Wilmington Legal) and for several years was a chapter author for "Practical Civil Court Precedents" (Sweet and Maxwell)
- Manchester University, B.A.(Econ.)Hons. in Politics and Economics
- City University, Dip. Law
- Judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber, Land Registration)
- ADR Group accredited mediator
- Property Bar Association (formerly Secretary)
- Chancery Bar Association
- Professional Negligence Bar Association
- London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association