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Chambers of William McCormick QC

Ely Place Chambers, 13 ELY PLACE, LONDON, EC1N 6RY, ENGLAND
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Iain Daniels

Work 020 7400 9600
Ely Place Chambers (Chambers of William McCormick QC)


Health and safety law: appears in cases involving all aspects of health and safety and fire safety legislation in the Court of Appeal, Administrative Court, Crown, Magistrates’ and Coroners’ Courts as well as PI/FAA/clinical negligence civil claims. Cases involving injuries and deaths relating to construction sites, large plant and machinery, warehouses and farms, asbestos and other hazardous substances as well as deaths and injuries within the healthcare, police and prison sectors. Appears on behalf of police forces, healthcare trusts, private prison providers and local authorities as well as multi-national corporate clients. Healthcare law: represents PCTs, NHS Hospital Trusts, private healthcare providers, nursing homes, doctors, nurses and claimants in inquests, Court of Protection matters and medical negligence. Police law: claims for false imprisonment, assault, malicious prosecution and misfeasance as well Administrative Court cases and non-contentious matters. Representing police forces, probation trusts, private prison and custody providers as well as claimants. Lectures on regulatory and health and safety matters including prosecution and defence strategy, corporate manslaughter, fire safety legislation, RIPA and healthcare matters. Recent cases include: Houchin v Lincolnshire Probation Trust [2014] EWCA Civ 823; Wamala v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 1503 (QB); Global Marine Drillships Ltd v La Bella [2014] EWHC 1230 (Ch); Brown (Widow and Executrix) v Hamid [2013] EWHC 4067 (QB); R. (on the application of Odigie) v Serco Ltd [2013] EWHC 3795 (Admin); R. (on the application of Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis) v Central Criminal Court [2013] EWHC 179 (Admin).


Called 1992; Lincoln’s Inn.


Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall; Sheffield University (1992 LLB Hons).

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Health and safety

Within: Health and safety – Leading juniors

Iain Daniels - Ely Place ChambersHe has a good understanding of issues related to the NHS and is great on his feet.’

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Iain Daniels - Ely Place ChambersHe has a very good manner with clients and is effective on his feet.’

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