Daniel Higgins > Chambers of Steven Kay QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Steven Kay QC
9 Bedford Row


Daniel is a criminal barrister with a formidable reputation, whether he’s defending or prosecuting serious offences.Daniel’s analytical approach to cases, along with his approachable manner, together instil confidence in his clients. He has an engaging courtroom style – and his handling of witnesses, particularly experts or those with vulnerabilities, is exceptional.

When defending, Daniel appears in the most serious of cases, instructed in his own right in allegations of attempted murder, rape and other serious sexual offences (often committed against children), large scale drugs conspiracies and financial crimes. He is also led in allegations of murder and other serious offences.

Daniel is a Level 4 prosecutor on the CPS General Crime and Serious Crime Panels. He is regularly instructed by the Special Casework Unit, and prosecutes multi-handed cases concerning financial crime, wide-ranging and complex drugs conspiracies, serious violence and sexual offences.Daniel often appears in cases concerning allegations of serious and complex fraud, money laundering and other financial crimes. The evidence in these cases is often voluminous, but he is able to focus on issues and present evidence and arguments clearly and concisely.

Before coming to the Bar, Daniel worked for a large financial organisation, developing guidelines for investment funds and operating compliance programmes. This gives him an insight into how such organisations work.

Daniel undertakes appeal work, often when instructed by people who have been represented by others at first instance. In the Court of Appeal, his success has resulted in convictions being quashed, and sentences reduced.

Although Daniel is most often engaged in serious and complex cases in the Crown Court, he understands the importance of every allegation to the client – and that has brought him considerable success in allegations of road traffic offences. These allegations are often a client’s only experience of the court system, so it is vital that they have someone who understands their needs and can present their case in the best way.


Called 2003.

CPS Panel (Grade 4)

CPS Serious Crime Specialist Panel ( Grade 4)


German and basic French.




Amery Hill School, Alton; Alton College; St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (BA Law (Hons) 2(1); MA (Hons)).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Daniel Higgins9 Bedford RowDaniel has been a revelation, recent cases in which he has been instructed have proved again and again what an effective advocate he is, persuasive before a Jury with a lightness of touch which enamours him to all, client feedback is hugely positive and all grateful to the care he takes with the client and their cases.