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Daniel Shapiro QC

Call 1999 • QC 2019

"Insurance Junior of the Year"
(Chambers UK 2016)

Daniel Shapiro QC 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


  • 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.
  • Daniel is recommended in Who’s Who Legal, for both Professional Negligence and Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Daniel is recommended by Chambers & Partners as a leading junior for Professional Negligence, Insurance, Property Damage and Energy & Natural Resources.
  • Daniel is recommended by Chambers Global as a leading junior for Energy & Natural Resources.
  • Daniel is recommended by Legal 500 as a leading junior for Professional Negligence and Insurance & Reinsurance.

Recommendations


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

Chambers UK 2020

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

Chambers UK 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 UK 2020

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

Chambers UK 2020

“He has an excellent sense for strategy and great client handling skills.”

Legal 500 2019

“Daniel Shapiro is “a very impressive and experienced advocate” recognised for his “calm and authoritative court presence”.”

Who’s Who Legal UK Bar 2018

“A barrister already working at silk level, he is extremely quick and very bright, and has an extraordinary courtroom presence. He is a very skilled presenter and cross-examiner.”

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2018

“A very effective and analytical junior,” who is “highly tenacious and very energetic.”

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2018

“He is very commercially minded, very bright, cuts through the facts and gets to the issue quickly. He’s very good on his feet as well.”

Chambers UK 2016

“Quickly identifies the key issues and provides practical and commercial advice.”

Chambers UK 2016

“An experienced and effective advocate.”

Chambers UK 2016

“He is a very well-rounded senior junior who really gets the bit between his teeth when instructed on a case.”

Chambers UK 2015


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