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Dere Street Barristers

Chambers of John Elvidge QC

Work 0844 3351 551
Fax 0191 261 0043
Newcastle upon Tyne, York

Daniel Edwards

Work 0844 3351551
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC)


Dan has specialised in all aspects of personal injury and clinical negligence work for over 18 years. His nationwide practice is equally spread between Claimants and Defendants and includes the areas below.

He is an Associate Editor of Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence, 13th Edition.

Employers’ liability

Dan has a wealth of experience in such cases including complex issues concerning the limits of statutory duties, joinder, contribution, jurisdiction and insurance issues. He is routinely instructed in cases involving British Coal, British Steel (Tata), and the Emergency Services. He is also well versed in the sensitive issues surrounding stress / bullying claims. He was successful recently in the Court of Appeal, overturning a first instance decision concerning the extent of a School’s liability. See Hammersley-Gonsalves (a child by his litigation friend T Gonsalves) v Redcar & Cleveland BC [2012] EWCA Civ 1135.

Claims of maximum severity

Dan regularly acts in brain injury, catastrophic spinal injury and amputation cases. He is able to provide practical advice from the very outset of a claim, through to conclusion, whether at a JSM / Mediation or in the Higher Courts. He regularly appears before the CICA.

Clinical Negligence

Dan has considerable experience in clinical negligence cases and has acted both for Claimants and Medical Defence Organisations. He has dealt with claims of significant misdiagnosis in a variety of areas including the failure to diagnose cancer and the consequences of the misdiagnosis of cancer. He has also dealt with numerous cases of dental negligence.

Occupational Disease (including limitation)

Dan is regularly instructed in all types of occupational disease cases such as HAVS, WRULD, deafness and dust diseases.

Civil Fraud

Dan has extensive experience in all areas of Civil Fraud primarily (but not exclusively) in relation to Road Traffic Accidents. He is highly experienced nationwide in cases involving alleged staged and induced accidents, Low Velocity Impact, bogus passengers and phantom witnesses, and exaggerated personal injury and damage.

Regulatory and Licensing

Dan has a substantial regulatory and disciplinary practice and further deals with all aspects of licensing (appearing on behalf of the Trade and local Councils). He has particular experience of applications concerning pubs / clubs, gaming centres / casinos, and all forms of taxi licensing.
Dan attends at Inquests, the CICA and is regularly involved in cases involving the MIB.

Direct Access

Dan is qualified to accept instructions direct from clients under the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme. Members of the public who seek specialist advice can come direct to him Dan further welcomes instructions from in-house law departments and clients licensed by the Bar Council to give instructions direct to barristers under the Bar Council’s Licensed Access Scheme.


Called 1993; Lincoln’s Inn. Dan was appointed as a Recorder (Civil) in 2008. He is a pupil supervisor.


Ebor (BA (Hons)); City University (Diploma in Law).

Regional Bar : North Eastern Circuit

Personal injury and clinical negligence

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Daniel Edwards - Dere Street BarristersHighly experienced in cases involving catastrophic injuries.

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