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Daniel Wand

Year of call: 2016

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Daniel has a busy and varied common law practice with a particular focus on civil litigation, chancery matters and public law. He accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ practice areas.

Daniel is frequently instructed to provide advice, settle pleadings, and appear in court on a wide range of disputes. He has experience, either in his own right or through assisting other members of Chambers, of litigation at all levels. He also has experience of alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Civil and Commercial

Daniel has a broad and growing civil and commercial practice. He is frequently instructed by both business and individuals to provide advice, settle pleadings and appear in court in respect of a wide range of disputes and across a variety of different industries.

Daniel is a member of the Government’s “Junior-Junior” Advocates Panel.

Commercial and Contractual Disputes

Daniel frequently advises and represents clients in claims arising out of breach of contract and negligence. He has particular experience of building and construction disputes, disputes arising from the sale of businesses, breach of loan agreements, estate agency contracts, and the sale of goods and services.

Daniel also acts in claims involving unjust enrichment, misrepresentation and fraud. He was recently successful in obtaining an order for strike out in respect of a high value claim based upon deceit, breach of duty and fraudulent misrepresentation.

Aviation

Daniel has a rapidly growing aviation practice. He regularly advises and represents commercial airlines in claims arising under EC Regulation 261/2004 as well as alleged breaches of airlines’ conditions of carriage and their obligations arising under the Montreal Convention. Daniel also acts in other aviation disputes including those involving paragliders and other light aircrafts.

During pupillage, Daniel assisted on an International Court of Arbitration case which involved resisting an application for emergency measures and a substantive trial.

Road Traffic

Daniel has extensive experience representing both Claimants and Defendants in claims arising out of road traffic collisions. He frequently appears in small claims and fast track trials, stage 3 hearings, disposal hearings, costs and case management hearings, and in interim applications. Daniel has developed particular expertise in credit hire disputes.

Property and Estates

Daniel is frequently instructed to provide advice, settle pleadings, and appear in court in respect of a wide range of real property and other chancery matters.

Disputes about Land

Daniel regularly acts in disputes about land. He is able to provide advice and representation on claims involving:

  • trespass
  • nuisance
  • adverse possession
  • easements
  • boundary disputes
  • restrictive covenants
  • applications for injunctions

Daniel also acts in TLATA claims including those which involve disputes concerning joint ownership and the sale of property.

Landlord and Tenant

Daniel is frequently instructed by residential and commercial landlords, including both private landlords and local authorities, to advise and appear in court in respect of possession claims. He has experience of dealing with all types of tenancy agreements including both statutory and contractual tenancies and acting in both section 8 and section 21 possession claims. Daniel also has experience of defending claims for disrepair on behalf of landlords.

Leasehold Disputes

Daniel has substantial experience of dealing with disputes involving leaseholders; this includes the recovery of unpaid services charges and ground rent, the enforcement of repair covenants, and disputes concerning the creation and operation of Right to Manage companies. Daniel has appeared in his own right in a trial in the High Court concerning the dissolution of a Right to Manage Company and the transfer of interests in land.

Daniel is also frequently instructed to represent parties in claims for lease forfeiture in respect of both residential and commercial premises and he is experienced in arguing for the recovery of contractual costs in such claims.

He appears in both the County Court and the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and he is able to provide advice on the interaction between the two regimes, including in respect of costs recovery.

Wills and Probate

Daniel advises and represents parties in all contentious probate matters including:

  • construction and validity of wills
  • removal of executors and trustees
  • estate mismanagement (devastatit, breach of trust and breach of fiduciary duty claims)
  • applications to produce estate accounts

Daniel also advises and represents parties in claims for financial provision brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. He accepts Instructions to act for claimants, beneficiaries and executors. Daniel has experience in the resolution of these disputes by way of mediation and the enforcement of mediation settlement agreements.

Public Law, Human Rights and Civil Liberties

Daniel has a growing public law practice. He is able to provide advice and representation in all areas of public law including disputes concerning:

  • the provision of adult and child social care services
  • medical treatment
  • end of life care
  • education provision
  • the closure of public services including care homes, libraries, day centres, and hospitals
  • prisoners
  • discrimination and Human Rights Act claims.

Before he started practising as a barrister, Daniel spent nearly three years working in the public law and human rights department of a leading national law firm. He assisted with a broad range of public law and Court of Protection cases but gradually developed a particular interest and specialisation in serious medical treatment cases which included disputes about the withdrawal of life sustaining medical treatment.

Immigration

Daniel appears in both the First Tier and the Upper Tribunal in asylum appeals and human rights claims. He has experience of dealing with vulnerable clients including those that have been subject to violent persecution and torture. In addition to providing representation, Daniel undertakes advisory and drafting work in this area. He often acts pro bono for clients through Bail for Immigration Detainees.

International

Daniel comes to the Bar with a strong background in public international law which involved practice, research and teaching, both in the UK and abroad. He continues to work and build his practice in this area, and accepts Instructions in cases across the public international law field. He is happy to accept pro bono instructions where appropriate.

His current work includes assisting a national truth and reconciliation commission in Africa by providing advice in respect of remedies for serious human rights violations. He is also assisting an organisation in establishing a case for State Responsibility in respect of the persecution of a minority group in the Middle East.

Daniel has previously worked at the International Criminal Court and wrote his doctoral thesis on international criminal justice. In addition, his knowledge of the international human rights law system means that he is well placed to assist clients whose human rights issues transcend national boundaries.

He is a member of the Bar Human Rights Committee and International Law Association, and he continues to teach both international human rights law and international criminal law.

Crime

Daniel’s practice involves both prosecuting and defending. He is an experienced trial advocate and appears regularly in both the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court dealing with a range of matters including those involving drugs supply, serious violence, theft, fraud, road traffic and sexual offences. He is CPS Grade 1 Prosecutor and he has previously lectured criminal law to undergraduate students.

BACKGROUND

Daniel read law as an undergraduate after which he completed a master’s in public international law and a PhD in international relations. He was called to the Bar in 2016 as a Major Scholar of the Inner Temple and was awarded the Inn’s BPTC Prize for outstanding performance in his Bar exams.

Daniel’s doctoral research, which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, focused on the contested politics of international criminal justice and examined the contribution of non-western states to the development of the international legal order.

Daniel also has substantial teaching experience. He has taught courses in the UK and abroad on international and domestic criminal law, public international law, international human rights law, public law, international relations, political theory, and transitional justice.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Daniel worked on the defence team of Mr Jean-Pierre Bemba at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, at the Center for International Criminal Justice at the Vrije Universitat Amsterdam, in the public law and human rights department at a leading law firm, and at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London.

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Leeds
Bar Professional Training Course, BPP (Outstanding)
LLM Public International Law, University of Sheffield (Distinction)
LLB Law (Hons), University of Sheffield

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Incorporated Council of Law Reporting 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)
Overseas Research Scholarship, Economic and Social Research Council (2016)
Doctoral Scholarship, Economic and Social Research Council (2014)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Commercial and Common Law Bar Association
Property Bar Association
Personal Injury Bar Association
Bar Human Rights Committee
International Law Association
Advocate (Bar Pro Bono Unit)

INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

Daniel plays a number of sports including ice hockey, cricket and lacrosse. He also maintains a strong interest in international affairs and global politics, with a particular focus on Africa. He is currently trying to improve his French and Swahili.

Daniel is a Trustee and Vice-Chair of a learning disability charity in Sheffield. He also provides pro-bono legal advice and representation through Bail for Immigration Detainees, the Waterloo Legal Advice Service and Advocate (the Bar Pro Bono Unit).

 

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