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Daniel Lightman QC

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Practice Areas

As part of a broad Chancery-Commercial practice, Daniel Lightman QC often engages with challenging and novel issues of law and civil procedure, in particular concerning company law (including in matrimonial proceedings), minority shareholder litigation, civil fraud, insolvency, breach of fiduciary duty and professional negligence.

Recent significant cases include: Re Dinglis Properties Ltd [2020] 1 BCLC 107; Christoforou v Christoforou [2020] EWHC 1196 (Ch); Re G&G Properties Ltd [2020] Bus LR 762; Re Bankside Hotels Ltd [2019] 2 BCLC 174; and Re Edwardian Group Ltd, Estera Trust (Jersey) Ltd v Singh [2019] 1 BCLC 171.


Called to the Bar 1995. Queen's Counsel 2016.

Professional Memberships

ACTAPS, Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR, Family Law Bar Association and Insolvency Lawyers' Association.


Author of two chapters (on derivative claims and unfair prejudice petitions) of Joffe, Minority Shareholders: Law, Practice & Procedure (OUP, 6th Ed, 2018) and of chapters 12 (duties & liabilities of administrators), 13 (duties & liabilities of receivers) & 29 (court receivers appointed by the court) of Lightman & Moss, The Law of Receivers and Administrators of Companies (6th Ed, 2017). Recent publications include: ‘Unparalleled Circumstances’ (NLJ, 31 July 2020), ‘Restricting Evidence and Cross-Examination’ (NLJ, 3 July 2020) and ‘One Way Bets and Straining at Gnats: Fixing a Fair Valuation Date in Unfair Prejudice Petitions’ (BJIBFL, Dec 2018, pp 678 - 681).


BA Lit. Hum. (First Class), Magdalen College, Oxford; Dip. Law (Distinction), City University, London. Hardwicke, Mansfield and Denning Scholar of Lincoln's Inn. Co-author of Cricket Grounds from the Air (2nd Ed. 2010).