Daniel has particular experience and expertise in multi-handed, document heavy cases such as large-scale drug supply, conspiracy to commit violence and other offences (often involving firearms) and all types of fraud.
Always striving to ensure his client’s case is robustly but carefully put, Daniel also has particular expertise in handling cases involving vulnerable defendants, such as youths or those with mental health problems.
An advocate who believes the key to success lies in solid preparation and working closely with his instructing solicitors, Daniel has been briefed in some of the most serious and complex cases in the North West, often deploying carefully crafted legal arguments as well as using IT and presentation aids to great effect.
R v. Stoba and others (2017) – Multi-handed, multi-count indictment alleging conspiracies to supply drugs both in and out of the jurisdiction. At all material times Stoba was a prisoner and alleged to have run the various conspiracies using mobile phones smuggled into his cell.
R v. Holland and others (2017) – Gangland attacks by organised criminals with drug dealing backgrounds involving the use of machetes and bats. The defendants were all said to have engaged in an aggravated burglary and s.18 wounding of an elderly couple in order to steal a car when their car broke down on the way to a party.
R v. Pownall and others (2016-2017) – Conspiracy to commit armed robbery of cash in transit van. A case involving large amounts of telephone and cell site material. Acquittals of the remaining counts followed at the conclusion of the trial.
R v. A and others (2016) – Multi-handed, multiple-count rape and sexual assault indictment.
R v. O’Donnell and others (2016) – Operation Gravestone – Mutli-handed, multi-count Proceeds of Crime Act conversion/VAT fraud.
R v. B and others (2016) – Operation Rabbit – 15 handed conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. The defendant was 14 years old at the offending and still a youth by sentence.
R v. Todd and others (2016) – 4 handed conspiracy to commit reckless arson and insurance fraud. (2016).
R v. Ripley (2016) – Kidnap of an 11 year old girl previously unknown to the defendant who he drove from Cheshire to Darlington, orally and vaginally raped in a field then abandoned at 3am after masking taping her eyes and mouth shut. A life sentence was avoided on sentence.
R v. Haining and Haining (2015) – Conspiracy to import illegal chemical highs and supply Class A drugs.
R v. Green and others (2015) – Operation Thorium & Operation Nemesis – 14 handed and 5 handed conspiracies to supply Class A and B drugs over multiple indictments containing counts of attempted murder, blackmail and conspiracy to possess prohibited weapons including a MacTen machine pistol and a hand grenade.
R v. Oliphant and others (2015 – 2016) – Operation Tango – 15 handed conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.
R v. Linford and others (2015) – Operation Pitscale: 19 handed conspiracy to import and supply Class A and B drugs. A total of 5.151kg of cocaine and 229kg of amphetamine was seized.
R v. Eccles and others (2015) – Operation Gallant: 6 handed conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs and possession of prohibited and other firearms.
R v. R and others (2015) – Operation Trooper: 6 handed conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. The defendant was 16/17 at all material times and was placed by the Crown as second in command of the conspiracy but elevated at sentence by the Court to the leader of/most senior participant in the conspiracy. Successful appeal of sentence.
R v. Ormerod and others (2014 and 2015) – Operation Tungsten and Operation Tahiti: 20 handed, multiple conspiracy counts to import and supply Class A and B drugs. Successful application to stay the majority of the counts as an abuse of process.
R v. Clegg and others (2014-2016) – Operation Aylesbury: Multi-handed conspiracy to disguise criminal property (mid-high end car parts stolen to order and broken-up for onwards sale) valued in the region of £1 million.
R v. DC and 4 others (2014) – 11 year old schoolboy indicted with arson with intent/reckless arson of his school, resulting in in excess of £10 million damage. A very young and emotionally labile client who needed an intermediary and numerous difficult conferences to prepare his trial, including on occasions at his home address.
R v. Hodson and others (2013) – Operation Waterford: 8 handed large-scale conspiracy to supply Class A drugs with seizures of 28kg cocaine, 29.5kg heroin and 74kg amphetamine worth millions of pounds.
R v. Makunova and others (2013) – 7 handed people trafficking, false imprisonment and rape.
R v. Williams (2013) – Attempted murder/s.18 with complex issues of causation flowing from the alleged use of a dog chain to strangle the complainant who was left with significant brain damage.
R v. Miller and others (2013) – Operation Grassland: 15 handed conspiracy to commit VAT fraud with a loss to the Revenue of £2.9 million but submitted claims for substantially more.
R v. Curry (2013) – Led junior in the murder of an 88 year old man which took place during a night time burglary culminating in the arson of the premises.
R v. Prentice and others (2012) – Operation Oriole: 15 handed conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. Successful half-time submission.
R v. Owens and others (2011 – 2012) – Conspiracy to burgle ATM machines and/or their contents on a national scale.
R v. Zhao Kang and another (2010) – Combined CPS and Customs and Excise prosecution of a conspiracy to defraud involving the creation thousands of false documents to allow illegal immigrants to remain in the UK.
R v. H and others (2010) – 7 handed, large scale and organised, football related, Violent Disorder involving around 70 men trying to fight one another whilst being separated by the Police. The defendant was 17 at the time, the only youth involved.
R v. Seriwala and others (2009) – 3 handed conspiracy to commit fraud via misuse of the telephone lines and bank accounts linked to the post office with extensive technical/computer evidence. Successful opposition of a hearsay application resulted in an indication from the court that there was no case to answer and the Crown offering no evidence 1 week into the trial.
R v. Anderson (2009) – Reckless arson of a 75 foot motor cruiser worth £1 million which involved extensive cross examination of the manager of a consortium of investors on what appeared to be significant financial impropriety, as evidenced by defence analysis of years of accounts, to suggest a complex insurance fraud. Cross examination of the complainant prompted calls for an investigation into him and an acquittal for Mr Anderson.