Daniel Searle

Daniel Searle

Call: 2015

Skilled representation

Employment Judge Snelson

Sterling work

District Judge Wilson

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Daniel has a wide-ranging practice, which encompasses the full spectrum of civil law.  Clients praise Daniel for his pragmatic and sound advice with detailed cost/benefit analysis, together with an approachable personality.

Daniel is a specialist in Direct Public Access and is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public.

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Civil Barrister

Daniel regularly attends Court in a diverse range of matters, including trials in road traffic accident claims, occupier’s liability, landlord and tenant disputes, bankruptcy, contractual disputes, claims made in restitution and claims for defamation.

Notable cases

R (on the application of P, G, W and Krol) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 321 (Court of Appeal)

Junior counsel in the above Court of Appeal matter which challenged the police regime of disclosure of previous convictions and other relevant information. The appeal was successful on the ground of non-compliance with the Human Rights Act, specifically the right to privacy.

Apex Global Management Ltd & Or v Global Torch Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 315 (Court of Appeal)

Junior counsel in the Court of Appeal in an important case for international litigation concerning the scope and effect of jurisdiction agreements in English and Welsh law. The matter involved a long-standing dispute between the parties over payment of $9.1 million, which included two Saudi Arabian Princes and allegations of terrorist funding.

Johnson v Basha & Ors [2017] HQ17X01863 (High Court; QBD)

Acted as sole representation in an application which was determinative of a claim for £2.5 million. The matter involved allegations of complex fraud against the recipient of an investment from a benevolent organisation.

Gombera & Anor v Brookes-Nandara [2016] (High Court; QBD)

Successful emergency interim injunctions to prevent a funeral and to give effect to the wishes of the deceased’s family on the grounds of Human Rights and inherent jurisdiction of the High Court.

Apollo Engineering Ltd v The United Kingdom Application No.: 22061/15 (ECHR)

Assisted in representing the Applicant’s challenge against the United Kingdom in the European Court of Human Rights. The matter considered whether, by preventing a director from representing a company, the United Kingdom was in breach of its duty to afford access to fair trials.

Employment Barrister

Daniel is well-versed in representing clients in lengthy Employment Tribunal claims and has represented client in cases of unfair and wrongful dismissal, various forms of discrimination under the Equality Act (including disability discrimination) and holiday pay disputes. He has appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and has assisted in matters in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Notably, he has acted in a four-day unfair dismissal hearing where he cross-examined partners of an international law firm and witnesses abroad via video-link and has also acted as representation in an eight-day race discrimination case, obtaining a very favourable outcome for his client. Daniel has a particular interest in Disability Discrimination and has recently acted in a matter listed for five days in the Employment Tribunal and an appeal in the Employment Appeal Tribunal concerning whether, by refusing to engage in correspondence with an employee’s solicitors, the employer failed to make reasonable adjustments.

Daniel also has a busy paper-based practice advising clients on prospects of success and negotiation.

Immigration Barrister

Daniel has experience of representing clients both at the First Tier and Upper Tribunals in matters brought both within and outside the Immigration Rules and on Human Rights grounds.  He has a particular interest in asylum and humanitarian protection.

Daniel also has extensive experience in Judicial Review claims, notably assisting in the matters of R (Phuong & Ors) v Glyndŵr University [2014] EWHC 908 (Admin), which involved a claim made by over ninety Claimants against the decision to withdraw their immigration sponsorship and R (Syed and Kamran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 196, a test case on the status of ACCA professional qualifications as equivalent to degrees and unlawful delegation to UK NARIC.

Education & Qualifications

BPTC, City Law School

LLB, Cardiff University


Human Rights Lawyers Association

Employment Law Bar Association


Lyons Davidson Award for Best Advocate (2013) (Winner of the Cardiff University Moot)

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