Daniel Walker

  • Year of Call 2015

Profile

Profile

Daniel joined Chambers in November 2018 and has established a multi-disciplinary practice spanning Public, Professional Discipline & Regulatory and Criminal Law. 

Having begun his career practising predominantly in Criminal, Professional Discipline and Regulatory matters, Daniel has amassed considerable advocacy experience before a range of courts and tribunals. The advocacy skills and experience have enabled a smooth transition into other areas of law.

In relation to Public Law, Daniel acts in both Public Inquiries and Coroner’s Inquests. Having previously been instructed as part of the Counsel Team for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse dealing specifically with the Roman Catholic Church Investigation, Daniel is currently instructed as part of the Counsel Team for the Undercover Policing Inquiry. As for Coroner’s Inquests, Daniel has acted for Interested Persons at a number of Coroner’s Inquests spanning a four-day hearing to three-week hearings. Daniel is experienced in resisting submissions calling for Regulation 28 concerns to be noted against public bodies. 

As for Professional Discipline & Regulatory matters, Daniel is regularly instructed by the Nursing & Midwifery Council to act as a case presenter before the Fitness to Practise Committee. He is experienced in Interim Order applications, conducting Substantive Hearings, and reviewing Substantive Orders. Alongside the NMC, Daniel has previously been seconded to a leading Sports Law firm and worked on Regulatory cases being brought before The Football Association and FIFA. 

Daniel has been instructed to act for both the Prosecution and Defence in the full range of criminal matters in the Crown Court. Daniel has conducted multiple jury trials and been instructed in relation to offences such as Fraud, Armed Robbery, Possession of Firearms, Kidnap, Section 18 GBH and Wounding, Conspiracy to Burgle, the Supply of Class A and B drugs and Property offences. Daniel has been instructed on large-scale disclosure reviews for leading city law firms. Daniel is very experienced in dealing with Road Traffic matters and has particular expertise in exceptional hardship and special reasons hearings, alongside advancing challenges to procedure at trial. Daniel also has experience acting in Private Prosecutions having prosecuted on behalf of luxury designer brands in Trademark Offences.

Qualifications

Qualifications

2014-2015: Bar Professional Training Course, Nottingham Law School (Very Competent) 

2012-2013: LLM in Criminal Justice, University of Nottingham (Distinction) 

2009-2012: Law (LLB), University of Sheffield (First Class Honours) 

Awards & Prizes

Awards & Prizes

2016: Anne Goddard Pupillage Scholarship Award, Gray’s Inn

2015: Headridge Scholarship Award, Gray’s Inn