In line with Chambers’ expertise, Dan’s practice encompasses the broad spectrum of professional liability work, which he very much enjoys.
His background makes him especially suitable for prosecuting or defending claims against lawyers, where he can draw on his experience from both sides of the profession. Dan has been instructed on cases relating to lost litigation, allegedly negligent transactional advice (including in the context of mergers and acquisitions, pension schemes and overseas property transactions), the (mis)handling of probate matters and apparent conveyancing/mortgage fraud - including elaborate and high value frauds on lenders.
Dan is also strong where allegedly negligent financial advice is concerned – be it in the context of investments, mortgages or insurance. His City background and understanding of relevant products and instruments leaves him well equipped to prosecute and defend claims of this kind, whether relating to retail and consumer dealings or more sophisticated scenarios.
Finally, where surveyors are concerned Dan has significant experience of advising on claims brought by lenders arising out of the apparent over-valuation of properties tendered as security for mortgages. He understands the contributory negligence arguments that might be advanced by defendants in these cases, how to deal with them and how they might affect the commercial viability of a claim.