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Daniel Shapiro KC

Call 1999 • KC 2019

"He has an excellent sense for strategy and great client handling skills."
(Legal 500 2020)

Daniel Shapiro KC is recognised as “ferociously bright” with “beguiling advocacy skills”. He has extensive trial and appellate advocacy experience in a wide range of commercial litigation, appeals and arbitrations. “Technically excellent” and “top-quality”, Daniel is recognised for his cross-examination skills and his abilities in legally novel claims, such as removing expert witness immunity in Jones v Kaney.

Daniel’s courtroom skills, commitment and commerciality result in his instruction in complex cases for and against a wide range of commercial parties, insurers and professionals and across his practice areas.  Clients appreciate his tactical awareness, clear advice, and commitment to delivering a first rate service. Daniel always seeks the effective commercial solution to disputes and regularly acts for clients in successful mediations, round table meetings and other forms of ADR.

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Qualifications


  • CPE / Diploma in Law (Distinction – Inner Temple Bursary 1997), City University (1997 – 1998)
  • BA Hons, Merton College, University of Oxford (1994 – 1997)
  • George Webb Medley Prize in Economics, Oxford University (1996)
  • Merton College Exhibition (1995 & 1996)

Memberships


  • COMBAR
  • PNBA
  • TECBAR

Rankings


  • Daniel is recommended by Chambers & Partners as a leading silk for Professional Negligence, Insurance, and Property Damage.
  • Daniel is recommended by Legal 500 as a leading silk for Professional Negligence and Insurance & Reinsurance.
  • Daniel is a recommended silk in Who’s Who Legal, for both Professional Negligence and Insurance and Reinsurance.
  • Winner: Insurance Junior of the Year, Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2016.
  • Shortlisted: Professional Negligence Junior of the Year, Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2018 and 2012.

Recommendations


“”Daniel Shapiro is impressive across the board.”… “Daniel Shapiro’s legal knowledge and technical skills are excellent. We can always trust him to provide an educated, realistic and honest opinion on merits and strategy and deliver the message well to the client.”

Chambers & Partners, 2024

‘Danny is bright, exercises good judgement, is approachable, pragmatic and practical where necessary, knows his law and is very easy to deal with. He is liked by clients and his solicitors team and is a fearsome opponent.’

Legal 500, 2024

“Danny is a rising star in this area – he is bright, exercises good judgement, is approachable, pragmatic and practical where necessary, knows his law and is very easy to deal with. He is liked by clients and his solicitors team and is a fearsome opponent.”

Legal 500, 2024

“Daniel is very user-friendly, bright and commercially minded. He gains a detailed understanding of large volumes of documentation quickly. He is always practical and to the point.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“An extremely impressive all-rounder. Intellectually very strong, he writes thorough and detailed advice, but in a writing style that is nevertheless engaging and accessible. When advising in conference, his ability to set out complex legal arguments and strategy for clients is a particular strength and one that sets him apart from his contemporaries.”

Legal 500, 2022

“A very impressive and persuasive advocate who is completely dedicated to getting the right result for his clients. He is very proactive and user-friendly.” “He’s very popular, effective and produces learned opinions.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Daniel has a very sharp intelligence. His drafting is thorough, and he is very robust in putting forward the best case/defence possible.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is extremely knowledgeable and is not afraid to make a call and stand behind it.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is working far beyond his call and seniority.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“Good on his feet, good with clients and able to turn things round efficiently.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“He is really sharp-witted and excellent in conference; he’s great on the black letter law but has an excellent balance of strategic legal advice and commercial advice.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“He is very down to earth and sensible in how he approaches cases, and is persistent in court, in a good way.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020


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