Iain Daniels

Iain Daniels

"Absolutely brilliant in court, and he has judgement you can trust when it comes to making the really difficult calls."

Chambers UK 2021
Year of call: 1992
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Civil Litigation

Iain represents defendants in large value personal injury claims which arise out of accidents, many of which have been investigated and prosecuted by the HSE and others, as well as in claims brought by on an EL/PL basis.  He has a particular interest in claims involving allegations of stress at work, bullying and harassment, as well as claims by those detained in police stations, prisons or other detention centres.

He acts on behalf of claimants and police forces in respect of claims involving personal injury, assault, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office.  He appears in cases where police officers are injured in the course of duty, including training injuries, those incurred whilst arresting suspects and stress at work claims.

Most recently he has been instructed in HRA claims relating to breaches of Articles 9, 10, 11 and 14 of the ECHR, particularly those involving the alleged suppression of the right to freedom of expression.

He has been recommended in Chambers and Partners in relation to police claims for many years, being noted to be one of the few practitioners who act both for and against police forces.

Iain has extensive experience in acting in FAA, LR(MP)A and clinical negligence claims and advises and represents in such claims arising from inquests and more generally.

Notable cases:

Muhammad v LB of Lambeth & MPS

 Instructed on behalf of 34 claimants in an HRA claim relating to allegations that the defendants prevented the claimants from speaking on the topic of reparations for slavery.

C v A Police Force

Instructed on behalf of a police force in respect of a claim that the claimant, a serving police officer, suffered PTSD as a result of watching graphic footage as part of an investigation into child sex abuse.

Sherratt v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester [2018] EWHC 1746 

Instructed on behalf of the claimant in respect of a preliminary issue and later appeal as to whether the police had a duty of care to a woman, not in its custody, who intended to take her own life.

B v O & D

Representing a corporate defendant in a large value claim for injuries sustained in a fall between exposed joists by an engineer undertaking the restaurant refurbishment.  The claim had been issued following a pleas of guilty by both defendants in an HSE prosecution.

O & Others v A Police Force

Representing Christian street preachers in claims involving false imprisonment, assault and injury as well as HRA claims under ECHR Articles 9, 10 and 11 following their arrest, prosecution, conviction and acquittal on appeal in relation to town centre preaching.

Hopkins v Chief Constable of Cleveland Police 

Representing the police in a claim where a senior civilian employee claimed he was harassed and the victim of misfeasance.  The claim was set against the background of largest ever investigation into alleged police corruption.

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