Daniel Calder > Chambers of Richard Chapman KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman KC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA
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Work Department

Criminal law, employment law.


Daniel joined Chambers as a tenant in 2011 following successful completion of his pupillage under Raquel Simpson. Daniel obtained a first class degree from the University of Manchester, being awarded the RG Lawson Senior Legal Scholarship for recording the highest overall marks on graduating. He subsequently studied for an MA degree in international politics (international relations), publishing a dissertation on international terrorism. Daniel is regularly instructed in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts, both for the prosecution and the defence. He has undertaken serious and complex work, including cases of fraud, sexual assault, production and supply of drugs, section 20 assault and affray, as well as more minor offences of assault, dishonesty and public order. Recently he has been led in a highly complex money laundering case with human rights dimensions. Daniel has experience of defending and prosecuting contested Proceeds of Crime Act applications, as well as representing defendants at prison disciplinary adjudication hearings. He has extensive experience of motoring offences, regularly defending in Magistrates’ courts across the country. Prior to joining 18 St John Street, Daniel worked as an employment law advisor and conciliator at Acas, where he successfully conciliated in a number of complex and high profile employment tribunal disputes.


Called 2008; Lincoln’s Inn.


Criminal Bar Association; Northern Circuit; Lincoln’s Inn.


University of Manchester; Manchester Metropolitan University. Qualifications: LLB (hons) first class; MA international politics (international relations); postgraduate diploma in legal practice (BVC). Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn); RG Lawson Senior Legal Scholarship (University of Manchester); RW Stead Scholarship (University of Manchester); RG Lawson Prize for Criminal Justice (University of Manchester).