Dan Herman > Stewarts Law LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Stewarts Law LLP
9 BOND COURT
LEEDS
LS1 2JZ
England

Work Department

Personal Injury

Position

Partner and Head of the Personal Injury department.

Since 1999, Daniel has only acted for clients with very serious injuries. Most of his clients have sustained a spinal cord injury or a brain injury.

He has particular expertise in cross-border cases: acting on behalf of British clients injured overseas or foreign nationals injured in the UK.

Daniel has been described in leading legal directories as “an utterly first class lawyer” and as “resolute, committed and extremely able”, he acts for clients who have sustained serious life-changing injuries.

Daniel has been involved in more than 60 cases in which the claimant has received compensation in excess of £1m.

Career

Daniel joined Stewarts in 2000. He has been a partner and head of the Leeds office since 2003. In 2022 he also became Head of the Personal Injury department.

Languages

Croatian.

Memberships

Fellow of APIL; Mulitdisciplinary Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals;  Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) panel solicitor; Headway panel solicitor

Education

Bury Grammar School for Boys; University of Warwick (1995); College of Law, Chester (1996).

Leisure

Dan is a football fan: as well as being a Manchester United season ticket holder, he also coaches a junior football team. When given the chance, he relaxes in Cornwall and Croatia.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance > Clinical negligence and personal injury: claimant

(Leading individuals: Personal Injury)

Daniel HermanStewarts Law LLP

Stewarts Law LLP is ‘without doubt a market leader for serious injury litigation in Yorkshire.’ Jointly led by Frank Pinch and Daniel Herman, it maintains a strong reputation for its work in the catastrophic injury and clinical negligence spaces. The group is regularly instructed on complex life-changing issues including spinal cord and brain injuries as well as amputations, severe orthopaedic and neurological injuries. It has experience litigating cases both in England and overseas and stands out for its ‘Rolls Royce service’ and ‘exceptional client care’. The team has an impressive pool of senior associates, including the ‘outstanding’ Gabrielle Ross, Anna Higham, and former nurse Amy Fielding. Ben Townsend and Warren Maxwell are also recommended; the former has experience in equestrian cases.

London > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

As of May 2022, Daniel Herman has taken over from Paul Paxton as leader of the ‘standout’ personal injury offering at Stewarts Law LLP. The team deals with the most complex, high-value catastrophic personal injury claims, acting exclusively for clients who have suffered life-changing injuries worth a minimum of £1m in damages – its cases often involve road traffic or workplace accidents resulting in such issues as brain, spinal, psychiatric and orthopaedic injury, as well as injuries requiring amputation. It also has extensive experience dealing with cross-border cases. The team’s ethos is that every partner has fewer clients and a smaller workload, allowing them the time necessary to focus fully on the cases that they are running. Stephanie Clarke has been involved with some of the team’s most complex cases in recent years, including a landmark interim payment settlement. Kara Smith leads the pro bono team, which provides 10,000 hours worth of free legal advice to hospital patients, annually. Managing partner Stuart Dench, Charles Edwards and Ben Rogers are also recommended.