Daniel's practice covers a wide range of international commercial work, with a particular emphasis on shipping, commodities, energy and natural resources, and related international disputes. He is recommended in the Legal 500 and in Chambers & Partners in the fields of Shipping and Commodities. He received the award for "Shipping Junior of the Year" at the Chambers UK Bar Awards in 2016. He appears both in court and before a wide variety of arbitral bodies, and acts as counsel in mediations (having undertaken the SCMA Mediation Advocacy Course). In addition Daniel is registered as a Public Access practitioner qualified to accept direct instructions from corporations and in house legal departments. Daniel is happy to assist at any and all stages of litigation, providing advisory and drafting services, strategic input and required support, in addition to deploying his skills as an advocate. He integrates well into any team and particularly enjoys this aspect of his practice. He has provided expert opinions to foreign courts in Russia and China, and lectures on topics connected to his practice. He is a former co-editor of MacGillivray on Insurance Law.
Recent cases include The Global Santosh  UKSC 20;  1 WLR 1853, a Supreme Court case raising important points on the NYPE form and agency in the context of delegated or vicarious performance of contractual rights and obligations.
Other examples of Daniel’s recent work include a number of high value confidential court and arbitral proceedings, including a large claim arising out of a ship collision; acting in a complex web of claims exceeding US$12 million submitted to arbitration arising out of a new ferry service; a high value Commercial Court claim arising out of a long term international sale contract; an arbitration concerning oil major approvals; an arbitration arising out of disputes concerning a commercial loan; preliminary issue proceedings regarding certain novel questions about the application of the Hague and Hague-Visby Rules; and advising in a very high value dispute connected with a new technological solution in dynamic positioning for utilisation in the offshore oil and gas industry. Daniel also has significant experience in interim applications, including injunctions under the Arbitration Act 1996, obtaining interpleader relief, and in connection with freezing injunctions.