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Radcliffe Chambers


Banking and financial services, commercial litigation; consumer credit; insolvency (corporate, personal, directors disqualification, Re Waterfall Media (In Administration) [2013] BPIR 1109); pensions; property (landlord and tenant, real property, mortgages); professional liability; trusts (Killearn v Killearn [2011] EWHC 3775 (Ch)); wills and estates.


Called 2009, Inner Temple. Paralegal in the commercial litigation department at Stewarts Law LLP 2009-10; pupillage Radcliffe Chambers 2010-11; secondment to the Office of Fair Trading 2012.


Chancery Bar Association.


The City of London School; Wadham College, University of Oxford (2005 BA Egyptology, First; Scholar in 2005); Wadham College, University of Oxford (2007 MSt in Oriental Studies, Distinction; Scholar); City University (2008 GDL, Distinction); BPP Law School (2009 BVC; very competent).


Cricket, travel.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Daniel BurtonRadcliffe Chambers ‘Daniel is a go-to barrister. His legal expertise is second to none. He is brilliant with clients and sees things from a practical and cost-effective viewpoint. He is excellent.’

Radcliffe Chambers is ‘a helpful, well-organised and competitive chamber with an excellent strength of barristers at all levels of call’. Robert Pearce KC is ‘an exceptionally intelligent and thorough’ individual whose recent practice has involved a lot of work in offshore jurisdictions, as well as with the ‘passionate and pragmatic‘ Daniel Burton representing the trustees in Attorney-General v Zedra, concerning the fate of the National Fund, a 1920s bequest by a member of the family which created Farrer & Co in order to pay off the United Kingdom’s entire national debt, and if its £500m value should be used to pay off less than a four thousandth of the debt, or for some other purpose. Kate Selway KC is ‘incredibly well prepared with great attention to detail’ and is currently representing defendants in a probate fraud claim in the High Court. ‘Formidable advocate’ Thomas Dumont KC ‘exudes confidence and comes up with great strategies’. Rising star Matthew Mills is ‘a very capable and knowledge advocate’.