Daniel is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team.
Experienced in probate disputes, including challenges to the validity of a will, claims for financial provision under the Inheritance Act, so-called ‘broken promise’ (estoppel) claims and disputes between beneficiaries and estate executors. Daniel also advises on residential property disputes concerning legal ownership and beneficial entitlement, easements and covenants, adverse possession, proprietary estoppel as well as disputes between landlords and tenants.
Dealing with claims arising from breach of contract, sale of goods or supply of services disputes, professional negligence involving solicitors, accountants or building surveyors. He also provides in-house training on the prevention and handling of commercial disputes in his capacity as an accredited trainer ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management).
Clients include private individuals, family enterprises, farming businesses, regional and national companies and a number of professional services firms.
Recent examples of how Daniel has supported clients include:
- supporting the parents of a young father who had committed suicide in securing the right to act as his personal representative, alongside his former partner, to ensure their grandson’s inheritance was used wisely and for his sole benefit;
- settling an Inheritance Act claim brought by the fourth wife of our client’s father, on terms which were favourable to our client and his children and which recognised that while the estate was of significant value, it was also cash poor;
- recovering a strip of land for a client which had been unlawfully appropriated by a neighbour and which provided crucial access to property with significant development value;
- successfully claiming a 40 per cent share in a multi-million pound portfolio of residential properties for a wife, where legal ownership was registered in her former husband’s sole name; and
- securing permission to serve legal proceedings outside of the usual time limit to enable a UK-based company to pursue a multi-million pound claim against their co-participants in a Bermuda-based joint venture, after their former solicitors had dropped the ball.