Head of Dispute Resolution and Partner Daniel specialises in commercial disputes, providing clear and practical advice with an unswerving focus on our clientsâ€™ objectives. He advises corporate and individual clients in respect of a broad range of issues, including contractual, shareholder & corporate and partnership disputes, property and insolvency litigation, negligence and obtaining and defending against applications for injunctive relief. Daniel is a solicitor-advocate and has extensive experience of alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediation. He is also an advocate with a right of audience at the Astana International Financial Centreâ€™s Court (AIFC Court) in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Daniel was selected as a Rising Star for 2014 and again, for 2015, by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, recognising solicitors who exhibit excellence in the practice of law.
Daniel has worked on a number of reported cases, including:
(A derivative claim brought on behalf of a freehold company, with issues arising out of a transaction at an undervalue.)
(Acting for the successful first defendant in the trial of a preliminary issue to determine whether an alleged transfer of a single issued share in the first claimant company had been valid and/or effective so as to transfer the legal title and/or beneficial interest in the said share.)
(Acting for the German administrator of Phoenix Kapitaldienst GmbH, a company incorporated in Germany and subsequently used as a vehicle for a worldwide â€śPonziâ€ť scheme fraud, in a successful application for recognition under common law to permit the statutory power under section 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986, preventing transactions by defrauding creditors, to be applied to a foreign administrator not falling within the express scope of the 1986 Act.)
(Acting for the successful defendant in a multi-party claim for commission on a ÂŁ16 million property transaction)
(Acting for the successful claimant in a claim for professional negligence brought against solicitors instructed on a property transaction)
(Acting for the successful defendants/counter-claimant in a claim for ÂŁ2 million and counterclaim for ÂŁ500k in respect of the supply of an industrial printing press and associated finance)
(Interim application for security for costs â€“ the first High Court decision on whether a security for costs application can cover the costs of pre-action mediation)
Prior to joining Axiom Stone Daniel worked at a top 100 city law firm. Daniel trained in a West End firm and then spent several years working for a boutique law firm. Daniel spends his spare time with his young family and when time permits has been known to take on challenges for charity. These have included white collar boxing, appearing under the ring name Dan â€śThe Guillotineâ€ť Gleek and more recently, undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge to climb the three largest peaks in the UK within 24 hours.