Daniel Machover > Hickman & Rose > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hickman & Rose
33-35 ST Johns Square

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Partner. Civil litigation.


Daniel Machover heads Hickman & Rose’s Civil Litigation department. He is one of the UK’s leading solicitors in his field: an expert at vindicating the rights of people who have suffered at the hands of the state, in inquest and public inquiry work and in representing individuals and organisations in complex civil litigation cases.

Daniel specialises in coronial law and is the co-author of the ‘textbook’ for inquest lawyers. He has acted for bereaved families in some of the most important inquests in recent years, many of which address deaths in police custody. He has achieved formidable success at forcing authorities to revisit previous decisions, and working with bereaved families to achieve long term policy changes.

Daniel is equally experienced in public inquiries. He has represented clients at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and the Azelle Rodney Inquiry.

Daniel’s pioneering human rights work has seen him bring cases to the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

His long experience representing clients in civil claims arising from the criminal justice system enables him to offer specialist representation to both claimants and defendant in civil fraud cases and other civil disputes with a connection to criminal law.


Qualified in 1988. Worked at North Kensington Law Centre, Liberty and Christian Fisher. Head of Hickman and Rose civil department from 1997 and partner from 1998. Chairs INQUEST.


Daniel is Chair of INQUEST, the charity which provides a specialist, comprehensive advice service to bereaved people on contentious deaths and their investigation. He is also a trustee of Legal Action Worldwide, which helps gain access to justice for those who need it most in fragile and conflict-affected state. He is a member of the International Bar Association, Police Action Lawyers Group and Liberty.


Southampton University (1985 LLB); London University (1991 LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights

(Leading individuals)

Daniel MachoverHickman & Rose

The ‘brilliant’ civil liberties and human rights team at Hickman & Rose has ‘an outstanding reputation for achieving fantastic results for clients’, with specialist expertise representing victims of serious abuses of power by the police and other detaining authorities. Practice head Daniel Machover specialises in human rights cases arising from failures in the criminal justice system, and his international expertise places him at the forefront of efforts to establish universal criminal jurisdiction. Helen Stone and Kate Maynard are both highly respected in the field of deaths in prison, police custody and immigration detention, while Stefano Ruis is noted for his expertise in bringing claims against the state.

London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

With a recognisable strength in bringing public law challenges against decisions within the criminal justice system, Hickman & Rose is a trusted advisor to a wide range of individuals and organisations, including a number of major domestic and international human rights charities. Daniel Machover oversees the practice, which has developed an impressive reputation in connection with inquests and public inquiries, interventions for legal charities in cases of significant public interest, and commercial judicial reviews. Inquests expert Kate Maynard focuses on police, prison and immigration death and serious injury claims, while civil litigator Helen Stone brings public law experience acting in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court to the group.