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Stewarts Law LLP

9 BOND COURT, LEEDS, LS1 2JZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 222 0022
Fax:
Fax 0113 222 0044
Email:
Web:
www.stewartslaw.com
Leeds, London

Daniel Herman

Tel:
Work 0113 222 0022
Email:
Web:
www.stewartslaw.com/people/daniel-herman/
Stewarts Law LLP

Work Department

Personal Injury

Position

Partner and Head of the Personal Injury department in Leeds. Daniel has been described in leading legal directories as “an utterly first class lawyer” and as “resolute, committed and extremely able”, he acts for clients who have sustained serious life-changing injuries.

Expertise

Since 1999, Daniel has only acted for clients with very serious injuries. Most of his clients have sustained a spinal cord injury or a brain injury.

He has particular expertise in cross-border cases: acting on behalf of British clients injured overseas or foreign nationals injured in the UK.

Experience
Daniel has been involved in more than 50 cases in which the claimant has received compensation in excess of £1m.

Recognition
For more than 10 years Daniel has been ranked in a leading legal directory as the leading personal injury lawyer in Yorkshire. He is described as a “leader in his field” and “very personable and absolutely incisive”.

Daniel was the first ever Association of Personal Injury Lawyer accredited spinal cord injury specialist solicitor.

Publications
Daniel has spoken at many conferences relating to spinal cord injury and brain injury. He has appeared on television and radio, both to talk about cases in which he has acted, and also to discuss personal injury law in more general terms.

Career

Trained Graham Leigh Pfeffer & Co; qualified 1999; Kingsford Stacey Blackwell 1999-2000; Stewarts Law 2000 to date.

Languages

Croatian.

Member

Fellow of APIL; Mulitdisciplinary Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals; Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) panel solicitor; Headway panel solicitor

Education

Bury Grammar School for Boys; University of Warwick (1995); College of Law, Chester (1996).

Leisure

Manchester United season ticket holder.


London: Transport

Travel

Within: Travel

Stewarts Law LLP is the ‘best in the business’ for complex, high-value cases for those who have been seriously injured abroad; it has the ‘technical skills, the know-how and the commitment to make a real difference to any serious case’ and is ‘sympathetic, realistic and pragmatic’. It is acting for a claimant, who was 19 when he suffered a massive brain injury as a result of a road traffic accident in Jersey; and is representing a claimant who suffered multiple orthopaedic, vascular and chest injuries in an accident at work in Austria. Head of international injury Julian Chamberlayne is a ‘tenacious litigator, who is confident in his creative use of the law who runs rings around most opponents’. The ‘effervescentScott Rigby’s ‘lively enthusiasm wins over clients and opponents alike, facilitating settlement where others might struggle’. Senior associate Christopher Deacon is a ‘superb travel lawyer; he is knowledgeable, tenacious, compassionate and intellectually astute’. Head of aviation James Healy-Pratt is ‘quite simply brilliant; his understanding of multi-jurisdictional law, his ability to deliver challenging issues in a kind and patient manner, his understanding of the coronial system and his brilliant strategic overview give his clients the confidence to know that he really is fighting their corner’. The aviation team acts for pilots and passengers, and their families, who are involved in aviation accidents and aviation disasters worldwide, often involving multi-jurisdictional litigation. Sarah Stewart is ‘extremely good with clients who have suffered losses in aviation disasters; they have complete confidence in her’; and Peter Neenan has an ‘incredible forensic mind and an eye for detail’ and is ‘fantastic on aviation-related cases’. Daniel Herman leads the Leeds-based personal injury team which also features Ben Townsend.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Daniel Herman - Stewarts Law LLP

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Highlighted as 'true specialists in personal injury matters' Stewarts Law LLP Leeds is described as 'the pre-eminent firm for catastrophic injury claims'. The team handles fatalities, brain and other serious injuries, with 'particular expertise in dealing with spinal cord injuries'. 'Highly knowledgeable' and 'frighteningly intelligent' practice head Daniel Herman  is 'a formidable opponent, but puts clients at ease'; he led representation of six claimants based in India following a minibus crash in England, which resulted in one fatality and five individuals sustaining serious injuries including spinal cord and brain injuries. In this complex cross-border matter, the team successfully argued for a discount rate of -5% rather than 2.5%, achieving a substantial result for clients. The team's other key partners, Warren Maxwell - who is singled out for his 'charm, sheer tenacity and attention to detail' - and 'master tactician' Ben Townsend, have specialisms in employer and occupiers liability cases and brain injury claims respectively. Senior associate Rebecca Hill is also a key name to note.

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