Mr Daniel Messenger > Chambers of Mike Magee > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mike Magee
Fenners Chambers


Public family law – Daniel has developed a substantial care practice representing parents, family members, local authorities and children. He has regularly appeared in the High Court and recently was instructed to defend an application under the court’s inherent jurisdiction to restrict the publishing of material in a particularly sensitive matter. He is experienced in cases concerning non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and neglect. He has been praised for his patient and sensitive approach, particularly when dealing with vulnerable clients. Private family law – as well as regularly dealing with disputes concerning child arrangements orders, Daniel is often instructed in cases concerning removal from the jurisdiction and child abduction. Recently, he has been asked by the local judiciary to assist in the training of the local lay justices of the Family Court in such matters. Financial proceedings – Daniel also advises and represents clients in all matters of divorce and financial family law (including TOLATA) and has an excellent record at settling cases without needing to resort to a final hearing.


Called 2008, Middle Temple; awarded the Fox Scholarship by Middle Temple, meaning that he spent much of 2009 working at both the Ontario Court of Appeal and the litigation department of a large Toronto law firm; past recipient of the Blackstone’s Entrance Exhibition (also from Middle Temple); has written the family law overview section of the 2013/14 edition of the ‘UK Supreme Court Review’ May 2014, Cambridge Journal of International Comparative Law Review).


Cambridgeshire and District Law Society.


Dorothy Stringer High School, Brighton; The University of Essex (LLB Law and Politics (Joint Honours)).


Keen interest in all sports, particularly football; member Savile Club, London.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private))Ranked: Tier 2

Daniel MessengerFenners Chambers