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Noted for his excellent legal knowledge and regarded as highly personable and ‘definitely a preferred counsel’ (Chambers and Partners 2013), Daniel specialises in all the major areas of employment law including discrimination, whistleblowing,TUPE, bonus disputes, atypical workers and injunctive relief. An experienced and accomplished civil litigator, solicitors regularly entrust him with their most difficult, challenging and sensitive cases. Renowned for his energetic client-oriented approach and for charming clients and judges alike, he is commended for his incisive cross-examinations and the exceptional quality of his legal arguments at first instance and on appeal. Representing both claimants and respondents, his broad-based client list includes university lecturers, doctors, nurses, teachers, bankers and brokers and corporations of all sizes and structures including charities, schools, trade unions, NHS trusts, local authorities, NGOs, SMEs, publicly listed companies and first-tier financial services institutions. Recent cases of note include: acting for a high street bank in a series of discrimination cases; acting for a transferee in a TUPE dispute brought by over 150 claimants; acting for the General Secretary of a trade union accused of whistleblowing discrimination. Daniel also maintains successful practices in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence. He is currently acting as junior counsel in a number of catastrophic injury cases proceeding before the High Court.


Called 2006; 2011 director of the Discrimination Law Association; 2013 fee-paid employment judge.


Discrimination Law Association; Employment Lawyers Association; Industrial Law Society; Employment Law Bar Association; Personal Injury Bar Association.


University of Nottingham (BA Hons, Politics, first class); University College London (MA in Legal and Political Theory, distinction); City University (CPE/GDL); Inns of Court School of Law (BVC, outstanding).


Playing tennis (albeit not very well and certainly with no prospect of a listing in the Tennis 500).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Daniel DyalCloistersVery thorough, knowledgeable and gives some excellent guidance.