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Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC

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Daniel Shapiro

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Crown Office Chambers (Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC)


Daniel is a highly effective advocate instructed in complex trials, arbitrations and appeals. Daniel’s commerciality, commitment and court room skills gain him instructions for and against a wide range of commercial parties, insurers, reinsurers, and professionals. Clients appreciate his clear advice, tactical awareness and commitment to delivering a first-rate service. Daniel is an insurance and reinsurance specialist acting in this jurisdiction (Spire v RSA), internationally (Mumbai), and regularly in defence of insurance brokers (Involnert). Daniel is recognised for his expertise in professional negligence. He is frequently instructed in cutting-edge claims and acted for the successful appellant in Jones v Kaney, the Supreme Court decision abolishing expert witness immunity. He is often instructed in SPA (Global Draw v IGT), private equity (Dhanani v Crasnianski) and other commercial disputes. He has a wide product liability practice (Hufford v Samsung). He acted in the litigation arising out of the explosions at the Buncefield Oil Terminal and undertakes significant renewable energy, construction and property damage work. His sports law practice ranges from Formula 1 (RRT v Shafique) to rugby. Daniel seeks an effective commercial solution to disputes and acts in mediation and other forms of ADR. Further details are available on


Called 1999, Inner Temple.






Winchester College; Merton College, Oxford (Politics, Philosophy and Economics); City University (Diploma in Law).

London Bar

Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance – 2019 silks

Daniel Shapiro QC - Crown Office ChambersAn insurance and reinsurance specialist, well regarded in the market.

Within: Insurance and reinsurance

Crown Office Chambers is ‘a very good set, which has strength in depth, particularly in insurance’. This can be seen from high-profile cases such as British Gymnastics Association v Perkins Slade, with Ben Quiney QC taking the lead, and complex aggregation dispute Spire Healthcare v Royal Sun Alliance, in which Daniel Shapiro is acting as sole counsel for Spire. The set ‘provides excellent service’ across an insurance practice that spans both construction and property-related insurance claims on the one side, and complex personal injury and clinical negligence cases on the other.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – 2019 silks

Daniel Shapiro QC - Crown Office ChambersHe is thorough, robust and user friendly.’

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