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Essex Court Chambers
Essex Court Chambers
24 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS
LONDON
WC2A 3EG
England
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Position

Daniel Oudkerk QC has a broad-based trial and advisory practice. He is recognised as a leading silk in employment and commercial dispute resolution. He is often instructed in commercial claims with an employment or regulatory ‘twist’ and in partnership disputes involving competition issues. He has very substantial experience of financial services sector litigation. His clients range from hedge funds, IDBs, investment banks, insurers and regulators to individuals. He is routinely instructed in claims involving applications for urgent injunctive relief, multi-jurisdictional conspiracies, team moves, employee fraud, confidential information actions and bonus claims. His general commercial practice includes CIS work, fraud, directors’ duties, shareholder disputes and partnership disputes.

Career

Called 1992, Inner Temple; Silk 2010.

Memberships

COMBAR; ELBA; ELA; ILS; LCIA.

Education

University of Bristol (1990 LLB Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 5

Daniel Oudkerk QCEssex Court ChambersFirst and foremost, just a superb advocate. Dan only focuses on what matters and is crisp and clear in his delivery. He truly is one of the very best.

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Daniel Oudkerk QCEssex Court Chambers

Essex Court Chambers is regularly instructed in high-profile, complex employment cases. In Citadel Securities v GSA Capital Partners and others, David Craig QC represented Citadel in claims for conspiracy and misuse of confidential information, which related to an algorithmic trading strategy; and in JLT & Ors v Ed Broking & Ors, Daniel Oudkerk QC  and senior junior Edward Brown acted for the claimants in a high-value High Court claim (with related disclosure applications in the New York Courts) that arose out of a poaching raid in the insurance sector. Boosting the set’s senior end, Iain Quirk QC took silk in 2021.