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Stewarts Law LLP

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Daniel Herman

Work 0113 222 0022
Stewarts Law LLP

Work Department

Personal Injury


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.


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.

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

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.

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.


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




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


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


Manchester United season ticket holder.

London: Transport


Within: Travel

Stewarts Law LLP is ‘a standout firm for travel and personal injury’ and ‘completely dominates the field of aviation accidents for claimants’. The practice handles complex international personal injury claims with ‘compassion, professionalism and dedication’. Recently work includes acting for the family of Jules Bianchi, who died nine months after suffering a severe brain injury during the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix in 2014, and representing the families and dependants of more than 30 passengers on board the AirAsia Airbus 320-200 which crashed into the Java Sea in 2014, killing 155 passengers and seven crew members. Travel team head Julian Chamberlayne’s ‘analytical skills are superb’; he is ‘never afraid to take on challenging cases’. Head of aviation and travel James Healy-Pratt is ‘one of the leading aviation lawyers of his generation’; ‘his charisma belies a fantastic tactical brain and a spine made of steel when it comes to negotiation’. Scott Rigbyprepares cases meticulously and has very accomplished client-handling skills’. Also recommended are the ‘exceptionalSarah Stewart, associate Christopher Deacon, who is ‘absolutely dedicated and organised’, Peter Neenan, who stands out for his ‘impressive ability to explain complex aviation law in understandable terms’, Leeds office head Daniel Herman, and Ben Townsend, who is also based in Leeds.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Daniel Herman - Stewarts Law LLP

Within: Personal injury: claimant

For some, Stewarts Law LLP’s team of ‘real experts in this field’ is ‘head and shoulders above the competition’. The practice’s ability to ‘empathise very well with severely disabled clients and get really good results’ makes it a natural choice for cases involving fatal accidents or catastrophic injury, including brain and spinal cord injury. Spinal cord and brain injury specialist and head of the Leeds office Daniel Herman is considered ‘an all-round excellent litigator; his calm and reassuring manner, excellent strategic insight and empathy is greatly appreciated by clients’. He is ably assisted by Ben Townsend, who ‘believes in getting the best for his clients’ and recently acted for a claimant injured in a road accident resulting in tetraplegia and brain injury; and Warren Maxwell, who ‘has that great knack of managing to avoid difficulties and get an excellent result even in the most difficult cases’. Maxwell recently acted for a claimant who sustained a spinal cord injury when he fell from ladders while cleaning gutters at the defendant’s premises. Senior associate Rebecca Hill is also recommended.

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