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Individual Profile

Iain Daniels

Ely Place Chambers - London

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  • 30 Ely Place
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC1N 6TD

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Practice Areas

Representing police forces, probation trusts, private prison and custody providers as well as claimants. Healthcare law: represents PCTs, NHS Hospital Trusts, private healthcare providers, nursing homes, doctors, nurses and claimants in Court of Protection matters, inquests and medical negligence. Health and safety law: appears in cases involving all aspects of health and safety and fire safety legislation in the Court of Appeal, Administrative Court, Crown, Magistrates' and Coroners' Courts as well as PI/FAA/Clinical Negligence civil claims. Cases involving injuries and deaths relating to construction sites, large plant and machinery, warehouses and farms, asbestos and other hazardous substances as well as deaths and injuries within the healthcare, police and prison sectors. Appears on behalf of police forces, healthcare trusts, private prison providers and local authorities as well as multi-national corporate clients. Undertakes commercial cases, particularly those with the suggestion of fraud. Non-contentious work: advises on risk management policy and protocols. Lectures on regulatory and health and safety matters including prosecution and defence strategy, corporate manslaughter, fire safety legislation, legionella controls and healthcare matters. Recent cases include: NH International (Caribbean) Ltd v National Insurance Property Development Co Ltd [2015] UKPC 37; Houchin v Lincolnshire Probation Trust[2014] EWCA Civ 823; Wamala v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 1503 (QB); Global Marine Drillships Ltd v La Bella [2014] EWHC 1230 (Ch); Brown (Widow and Executrix) v Hamid [2013] EWHC 4067 (QB); R (on the application of Odigie) v Serco Ltd [2013] EWHC 3795 (Admin); R (on the application of Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis) v Central Criminal Court [2013] EWHC 179 (Admin); (1)Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis (2) Serious Organised Crime Agency v (1) Times Newspapers Ltd (2) Michael Gillard [2011]EWHC 2705 (QB); Ahmad v (1) Brent London Borough Council (2) National Probation Service (London) (3) Ministry of Justice (4) Parole Board for England and Wales [2011] EWHC 80 (QB); R (Takoushis) v HM Coroner for inner North London & Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital NHS [2005] EWCA Civ 1440

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Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall; Sheffield University LLB (Hons); called 1992 Lincoln's Inn.