Daniel is a senior and highly experienced barrister, having practised for over 27 years. Daniel qualified in the UK in 1994, establishing a very successful civil and commercial practise. Daniel then dual qualified and began practising in Gibraltar too – before becoming a Partner at the largest law firm on the Rock. In 2016 Daniel was awarded the title of Queens Counsel (Gibraltar). Daniel has maintained a busy UK and overseas practice.
Leading our solicitors and barristers team Daniel has been engaged in some of the most challenging, high profile and cutting-edge commercial, insolvency, financial services and EU law cases to come before the courts.
“He has a fantastic intellect” notes one interviewee, while another states: “He is extremely bright and comes up with out-of-the-box ideas.” (Chambers Global 2022)
His submissions were recently described by Sir Maurice Kay, President of the Court, in an appeal concerning the powers of an administrator of a protected cell (Joanne Wild v. Stephen Knight (31 May 2022)) as “impressive”.
Rowan is an experienced civil and commercial barrister. Rowan is instructed in large and complex commercial and civil cases including insolvency, insurance, development and construction, civil fraud and trusts.
Legal 500 describes him as a “First-rate barrister” with a “brilliant and versatile legal mind and a real passion for his cases”.
Recent cases include acting for a state entity in a multi-million-pound development /investment arbitration under the LCIA rules, a £25m civil fraud /breach of trust case in the High Court, and acting for the directors in defence of a £40m liquidator’s claim for breach of fiduciary duty, financial assistance and breach of trust. He is regularly instructed by leading lights in the business, technology and investment community.
He has significant experience in the cryptocurrency / DLT field along with the gaming and gambling sectors.
Edward is solicitor-advocate with many years of experience in civil and commercial practice. After originally training as a barrister (year of call – 2005), Edward was admitted as a solicitor in 2008.
His experience as a commercial litigator spans all of our main practice areas, with particular emphasis on financial services, high value commercial contracts disputes, arbitration, trusts and chancery and cross-border work.
Edward has substantial insight in banking and finance, having previously worked for a major international bank.
Edward has conducted numerous high value and complex commercial litigation and international arbitrations, including before the LCIA, ICC and LCA. He has experience of European work, as well as cases from Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. He is a great addition to our solicitors and barristers team
Listed as a “Rising Star” in Legal 500, Darren has 10 years of experience as a civil and commercial litigation lawyer. His expertise spans all our main practice areas, with particular emphasis on largescale civil and commercial disputes, insolvency, insurance, financial services and technology.
He has a specialist experience of cryptocurrency/distributed technology ledger disputes as well as other new-tech areas of law.
Darren has conducted civil and commercial trials as well as acting and advising on cross-border mergers, protected cell company investment, financial services investigations, and disputes for and against some of the largest gaming operators in the world.
His knowledge of the insurance market is profound as is his specialist insolvency experience.
Rachel specialises in fraud litigation, white collar crime and associated civil proceedings. Having trained in a criminal litigation firm in London, she represented those facing criminal allegations in the Police Station and Magistrates Court, and complex and serious criminal allegations in the Crown Court. She also has experience in investigations based on dawn raids.
Rachel also spent some time working for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on a document review exercise relating to a fraud investigation worth around £250 million involving a multi-national security firm.
Prior to qualifying, Rachel spent four years in the white-collar crime team in a leading US firm, working on a number of high-profile investigations conducted by the SFO, FCA, PRA and FRC.
More recently, with a developing practice in representing clients who are subject to Financial Sanctions, and related Account Freezing Orders, Rachel has experience in challenging governmental decisions in respect of the same.
Rachel is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association.