Daniel has a wealth of experience specialising in white collar criminal defence, advising company directors, officers and private individuals and representing those facing investigations, and those defending large and complex cases, which include allegations of VAT, duty, corporate tax and personal tax evasion, corruption, bribery and breaches of sanctions, pensions, property, mortgage and insurance fraud allegations and money-laundering, brought by all large prosecuting bodies, including the SFO, NCA, HMRC and the police. He is regularly instructed in very large, complex and often multi-jurisdictional cases and is often called upon to provide discreet advice and representation in highly sensitive matters for corporations, organisations, high net worth and high-profile individuals involving dispute resolution and strategy encompassing multi-disciplinary fields, working with top accountancy firms and other law firms. Daniel regularly provides discreet advice and assistance to a number of national organisations in respect of various matters and, with other partners of the firm, has advised in relation to regulatory matters involving the Electoral Commission. He is particularly experienced at dealing with preparation for, and representation at, interviews, disclosure matters, raids and warrants - including judicial challenges to them, legal privilege matters and abuse of process arguments - having brought about high profile stays of prosecutions in a number of large cases. Recently he brought about a change to the BBC Trust policy and protocol for film crews attending raids, as a result of a successful application for a stay of prosecution for reason of a rare, ‘limb two’, abuse resulting from the conduct of the police and the BBC in the course and conduct of a criminal investigation. Daniel continues to act for the first defendant in what is said to be the largest and most complex tax fraud case ever prosecuted by HMRC. He continues to represent general counsel from a large mining company which is subject to an ongoing, very high profile, multi-jurisdictional, SFO investigation and he represents the first defendant in a large SFO corruption prosecution for trial in 2018. He deals with Proceeds of Crime Act civil and criminal matters, including restraint orders, freezing orders, civil recovery orders, unexplained wealth orders and confiscation proceedings; tax and revenue enquiries and investigations, requirements to correct, civil settlements and tax assessments and corporate tax offences pursuant to the Criminal Finances Act 2017. Also in the regulatory sphere he advises on competitions and marketing act investigations, prosecutions and regulatory proceedings, financial regulatory and enforcement, trading standards, toy and product regulation and sports disciplinary matters.
Trained initially in commercial litigation/intellectual property at Willoughby & Partners. EBR Attridge LLP, Associate Solicitor 2003-2012; Blackfords LLP, partner 2012-present.
FLA, POCLA, ARDL, IBA
Enjoys music, is a lifelong musician and gardening.