Daniel advises individuals and organisations on workplace relationships, whether involving employment law, partnership law or shareholders’ rights.
He is particularly interested in the creative industries and frequently represents senior advertising executives moving between agencies. Most weeks, a deal or client of his is featured in Campaign. He also acts for a number of creative start-ups.
He has been recommended by Legal Directory Chambers & Partners for many years and has been described as ‘cool and calm’ with the ability to ‘go straight to the nub of an issue’ (2008), able to give ‘immediate advice which is consistently sound and accurate’ (2009); ‘extremely pleasant and sensible’ (2010); and having ‘intellectual rigour and good sense of humour’ (2012). The 2016 edition refers to him as ‘a great tactician’.
Daniel is frequently asked by the media to comment on a range of employment law issues. He has been interviewed by BBC and Sky News and quoted in the national and specialist press including The Financial Times, The Times, The Evening Standard, Personnel Today and Solicitors Journal. He is also often asked to speak at seminars to the Employment Lawyers’ Association including at their 2012 and 2013 annual conferences.
He tweets about employment law under the moniker @tribunalmonkey.
Examples of his work include…
- acting for the claimant in Hannoun v GLG, described by Andrew Hochhauser QC as ‘one of the biggest most complex whistleblowing claims ever brought’;
- acting for the successful minority shareholder in the reported case of Croly v Good;
- making and defending applications for injunctions to enforce garden leave and post-termination restrictions;
- bringing sex discrimination and whistleblowing claims against most investment banks in London and frequently negotiating seven-figure settlements;
- keeping numerous other people out of tribunal and the High Court through determined negotiation and careful contracts drafting;
- representing partners moving between ‘magic circle’ law firms and ‘big four’ accountancy firms;
- negotiating with trade unions; and
- advising employers on the large scale ‘TUPE’ transfer of employees or redundancy programmes as contracts are won and lost.