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Daniel Wand

Year of call: 2016

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Daniel joined Chambers as a tenant from the 1st October 2019, following a successful pupillage

Daniel welcomes instructions in all of Chambers’ practice areas including general civil and commercial, property and housing, crime, public and human rights, family, court of protection, and immigration.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

General Civil and Commercial

Daniel appears regularly in the County Court on a wide range of matters. He has extensive experience of conducing trials, including those that involve contractual disputes, road traffic accidents, credit hire claims, and claims against airlines. Daniel also has experience of making and responding to interim applications in Small Claims, Fast Track and Multi Track proceedings. During pupillage, Daniel often assisted members of Chambers with matters before the High Court.

Daniel has experience of international commercial arbitration. During pupillage, he assisted on a complex, multi-jurisdictional matter conducted under the ICC Rules of Arbitration and he has conducted academic research on both commercial and Investor-State Arbitration.

Daniel welcomes drafting and advisory work in all civil and commercial matters and is keen to develop his arbitration practice. He is a member of the Government’s Junior-Junior Panel.

Property and Chancery

Daniel accepts Instructions in all areas of property law. Recently, he appeared in the High Court as sole counsel acting on behalf of two defendants in respect of a trusts of land dispute, securing positive result for his clients. Daniel also represents clients in Companies Act and Bankruptcy matters. During pupillage, Daniel gained extensive experience of claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. In addition to appearing in court, Daniel undertakes both drafting and advisory work in these areas.

Landlord and Tenant and Housing

Daniel has substantial experience of residential and commercial possession proceedings, including claims for possession on the basis of forfeiture. He acts on behalf of both claimants and defendants, as well as both local authorities and private landlords. Daniel undertakes both drafting and advisory work in these areas.

 Crime

Daniel’s criminal practice involves both prosecuting and defending. He appears regularly in the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court dealing with a range of offences involving drugs, violence and sexual offences. Daniel also has substantial experience in defending road traffic matters including conducting trials and making both special reasons and exceptional hardship applications. Daniel is a CPS Level 1 Prosecutor.

During his first six of pupillage, Daniel assisted in preparing cases involving attempted murder, serious violence, firearms, drug supply, and serious sexual offences. Daniel has also previously lectured on English criminal law.

In addition to his domestic criminal practice, Daniel has extensive experience and knowledge of international criminal law. Daniel previously worked on a defence team at the International Criminal Court and between 2014 – 2019 he wrote his PhD thesis on the topic of international criminal justice. He has also previously lectured on the topic, both in the UK and abroad.

Public Law and Immigration

 Daniel has a growing immigration practice which includes First Tier appeal hearings and bail applications. He has experience of dealing with vulnerable clients including individuals that have been subject to violent persecution.

Prior to starting pupillage, Daniel worked in the public law and human rights department of a leading national law firm. He managed a large caseload of public law, Court of Protection, and Inquest matters, often representing some of the most vulnerable people in society. Daniel welcomes Instructions in all of these areas of practice.

BACKGROUND

After competing undergraduate and master degrees in law, Daniel undertook his professional legal training at BPP Law School as a Major Scholar of the Inner Temple and, having graduated with an Outstanding grade, was awarded the Inn’s BPTC Prize.

Before commencing pupillage, Daniel worked in both legal practice and academia. In 2016, he worked on the defence team of Jean-Pierre Bemba at the International Criminal Court in the Hague and prior to that he worked in the public law and human rights department of a leading national law firm.

Daniel completed his doctorate in international relations as an ESRC Scholar at the University of Leeds; his research focused on the contested politics of international criminal justice. During his time in academia, Daniel spent time at the Center for International Criminal Justice at the Vrije Universitat Amsterdam and also coordinated international criminal justice research at the European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.

In addition to his research, Daniel taught public international law, international human rights law, international politics, political theory, and transitional justice to master and undergraduate students. He has also lectured in criminal law, public law and international human rights to prisoners in Kenya for the African Prisons Project.

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, International Relations and International Criminal Justice, University of Leeds

Bar Professional Training Course, BPP University, Holborn (Outstanding)

LLM Public International Law, University of Sheffield (Distinction)

LLB (Hons), University of Sheffield

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

ICLR Pupillage Award, 2018

Marshall Hall Trust Pupillage Award, 2018

Sir Joseph Priestley Scholarship, Inner Temple, 2018

Internship Award, Inner Temple, 2016

BPTC Prize, Inner Temple, 2016

Sir Geoffrey Nice Foundation/Inner Temple Bursary (2016)

Major Scholarship, Inner Temple, 2014

Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, Inner Temple, 2014

Doctoral Scholarship, Economic and Social Research Council, 2014

INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

Outside of work, Daniel enjoys playing sports, particularly ice hockey, cricket and lacrosse, live music and travelling. He also maintains an interest in international affairs and global politics, and has a particular passion for African affairs. He is currently trying to improve his French and Swahili.

Daniel is a Trustee and Vice-Chair of a learning disability charity in Sheffield and he also provides pro-bono legal advice at the Waterloo Legal Advice Service.

 

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