Daniel Nother > Chambers of Anthony Hand > Southampton, England > Barrister Profile

Chambers of Anthony Hand
College Chambers
SO15 2ET


Head of Court of Protection


Daniel was called to the Bar in 1994 and has been a member of College Chambers since 1996. He appears regularly in the Family Court, undertaking all aspects of Children Act work and family finances. He acts for parents, local authorities and Guardians in public law matters and has extensive experience of cases involving non-accidental injury and sexual abuse. He appears regularly in child arrangements matters (residence and contact) and in cases with an international element.

Daniel is head of the Court of Protection team and appears in the Court of Protection including in cases under Mental Capacity Act 2005 s.21A featuring a challenge to residence and care arrangements; in such cases he regularly appears for the protected person, for local authorities, for family members and for other interested individuals. He has a wider interest in private and social care arrangements for elderly and vulnerable people.

Daniel has a strong interest in alternative dispute resolution and is a qualified arbitrator for private law children disputes and is a qualified civil mediator. He accepts work directly from the public under the Bar direct access scheme.

In 2019 Daniel was appointed as a deputy district judge.


  • South West Court of Protection Practitioner Association
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Wessex Family Law Bar Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


  • BA (Hons) in Jurisprudence from Pembroke College, Oxford (1992)
  • Civil Mediator (2008)
  • Children Act Arbitrator (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) (2017)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Daniel Nother – College Chambers ‘Daniel is extremely experienced and knowledgeable in Court of Protection matters. His advocacy is always impressive and delivered to the highest standard and his ability to explain complex legal matters to lay parties is a great strength of his.’

College Chambers has members offering ‘a wealth of knowledge about Court of Protection matters‘. Daniel Nother, an ‘excellent advocate‘ who is ‘extremely experienced and knowledgeable in this field‘, heads the team – he mainly handles s.21A deprivation of liberty challenges and deputyship applications under the Mental Health Capacity Act and is regularly instructed by protected persons, local authorities, and family members. Carol Davies also has experience in relation to s.21A cases, as well as Court of Protection matters arising out of inheritance and probate disputes.