Daniel Easton > Leigh Day > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Leigh Day Offices
27 Goswell Road
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Daniel is a partner in the personal injury team at Leigh Day with over 18 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 8 partners, 2 associates and 2 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 catastrophes 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.
Leigh Day‘s injury offering is co-led by head of personal injury and ‘force of nature’ Sally Moore and head of international law Richard Meeran, while its disease team is jointly led by Daniel Easton and Harminder Bains. Major trauma is an area of particular expertise for the group; it is on the panel for three major trauma hospitals in the UK and continues to be the sole provider of legal services to British Cycling and British Triathlon members. Rory McCarron is developing a strong reputation in cycling injury work. The firm’s workload extends to niche areas of injury, including food poisoning and allergic reactions, which Michelle Victor in particular, is recognised for. Notably, the team has a global reach and regularly acts for foreign claimants who have suffered injury in the UK, with Sapna Malik being just one of the key names to note in this respect. In addition, the team is experienced in dealing with cases intrinsically linked with international human rights issues, a recent example being its representation of 75 claimants who suffered alleged extensive and traumatic abuse at work in Tanzania. ‘Legend in this area‘ Martyn Day continues to be a leading presence in the team.
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- Public sector > Administrative and public law
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- Insurance > Personal injury: claimant
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