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Hailsham Chambers


Dan Stacey is a senior junior barrister who specialises in professional indemnity and costs litigation. He has been rated in the main directories for many years for both professional negligence and costs and he has appeared in numerous reported cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court (including Page v Hewetts and Grondona v Stoffel).

“Dan has a really good grasp of his subject area and is able to deliver advice in a really digestible way. He’s an excellent advocate who really knows his craft” Chambers UK 2021

“A pleasure to work with, he is very approachable, knowledgeable and professional.” Chambers UK, 2020

He is a co-editor of the latest (4th) 2019 edition of Friston on Costs and edited the Security for Costs chapter.

He also provides advice and advocacy in areas related to his main areas of practice, including insurance and banking disputes, and regulatory and SDT matters.


Called 1996; Gray’s Inn; pupil Hailsham Chambers 1997-98; associate Allen & Overy (litigation) 1998-2003; tenant Hailsham Chambers 2004.






Alleyns School, Dulwich; Magdalen College, Oxford (1994 BA (1:1)); City University (1995).


Football, reading, art, chess.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Costs

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Dan StaceyHailsham ChambersBrilliant in this area. He is regularly instructed by solicitors around the country and is a true expert.

Hailsham Chambers is a key set for costs matters, its group of barristers at the forefront of developments in the law and practice in this area. Members have been involved in important costs decisions at the Court of Appeal, one highlight being 2020 silk Jamie Carpenter KC acting for the latter party in Langer v McKeown, in which the Court of Appeal considered for the first time whether, at the conclusion of a trial of preliminary issues, a Calderbank offer which relates to the entire claim should be treated in the same way as a Part 36 offer. High-value solicitor client disputes have also been a feature highlight at chambers with Carpenter on the opposite side to experienced costs silk Alexander Hutton KC in Privinvest v Quinn Emanuel, Hutton acting for the former, in its application for detailed assessment for £14m of costs, which was settled in November 2021. Andrew Post KC practices in costs and criminal negligence, often acting where points of principle arise in large scale litigation, and on appeals where there are issues of wider significance. A particularly strong crop of juniors includes non-contentious costs specialist Mark Friston; senior junior Dan StaceyJoshua Munro, who has experience in costs disputes at the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court; and Imran Benson, who was appointed a Deputy Costs Judge at the Senior Courts Costs Office in August 2021.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Dan StaceyHailsham ChambersVery capable in claims against solicitors and works collaboratively.’

The ‘very capable set‘ of Hailsham Chambers are well known as specialists within all core areas of professional negligence. Nicola Rushton KC specialises in property and finance-related professional negligence. Dan Stacey  is a highly experienced senior junior, who worked on the case of Infinity v Khan Partnership, which involves a claim for professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty against a firm of solicitors which revolves around whether the firm obtained the agreement of Infinity to payment of an uplift for their fees.