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Personal injury.


Daniel is a partner in the personal injury team at Leigh Day with over 17 years of experience specialising in this area. He specialises in industrial disease, particularly asbestos claims and jointly heads Leigh Day’s industrial disease team, which has grown organically over the last 10 years to cover 2 major departments in London and Manchester with a number of small satellite offices.  The team now includes 7 partners, 2 associates and 4 assistant solicitors. The team is very well recognised and has a strong client base with new enquiries and referrals coming from charitable support groups, medical experts, specialist nurses and other lawyers.

Daniel is accredited as an APIL fellow and also as an Asbestos Disease and Occupational Disease specialist.  He has acted as co-ordinator of APIL’s Occupational Health Special Interest Group since 2014, having previously been elected as secretary of the group. He has advised APIL on various matters including the mesothelioma consultation and represented APIL intervening in a jurisdictional issue over pre-action non-party disclosure.  He has acted in a number of high value asbestos cases achieving multi-million pounds settlements for victims.

He has lectured extensively to other lawyers on asbestos litigation. He has particular experience in acting for overseas asbestos victims, notably Australian and has previously lectured in Australia on cross jurisdictional issues.

Daniel also represents high end catastrophic personal injury claimants, including amputation, spinal injury and fatal accidents.  He works with specialist charities like the Spinal Injuries Association and has acted for many spinal cord injury and amputation Claimants in multi-million pounds settlements including with periodical payment orders.  He has represented families at inquests in complex fatal accidents, including for a young man crushed by a shop sign and a claim against two NHS Trusts for a young man asphyxiated by nitrous oxide.

He has represented multiple victims injured in high profile catastrophies including the Buncefield Oil Depot explosion and the Vauxhall helicopter crash.


Trained Lawfords, qualified 2003; partner Leigh Day 2008.


Co-ordinator, APIL’s Occupational Health SIG


University of Manchester (BA (Hons) History 2(1); University of Sussex (CPE law).


Daniel is a keen runner having completed several marathons in England and overseas.  He enjoys surfing on the UK south coast. Otherwise he is consumed by a never-ending list of DIY jobs and spending time with his two young children.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

Leigh Day fields a ‘very committed team who take on difficult and unusual cases with great courage and success‘ and whose ‘strength in depth is extraordinary‘. Highly specialised departments complement the firm’s work on amputations, brain injuries and fatal accidents. Richard Meeran leads on international work, including ground-breaking cases against UK-domiciled multinationals, and abuse claims brought in foreign jurisdictions. Martyn Day is also a key name to note for this type of work. Daniel Easton and Harminder Bains jointly head up an industrial disease team which has assembled ‘the most experienced team of asbestos lawyers anywhere in the UK‘, and takes cases up to the Supreme Court. Grant Incles is at the helm of the specialist cycling and sports injuries department, and Sally Moore receives frequent instruction from the British Cycling Federation.