Danny leads the firm’s contentious trusts, commercial litigation and insolvency and restructuring practices. He has more than twenty years’ experience as a litigator. He undertakes a broad range of work, although he specialises in contentious and semi-contentious trusts matters. He also has significant experience in handling professional negligence claims, claims against directors and fraud related claims. He acts for and advises clients in insolvency and regulatory matters, both in a contentious and non-contentious context.
He has significant advocacy experience, having appeared in numerous leading cases in the Royal Court and the Court of Appeal. Danny is regularly appointed by the Royal Court as a guardian ad litem to represent minor and unborn beneficiaries in the context of a variety of applications brought under the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984. He is currently appointed as guardian/representative for minor and unborn beneficiaries in parallel proceedings before the Royal Courts of Jersey and Guernsey in relation to a contested restructuring of trusts with a combined value of approximately $850 million.
Danny has been ranked as a leading individual for dispute resolution in Jersey in the Legal 500 for a number of years. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2001 and to the Jersey Bar in 2004. He spent a year working in the Cayman Islands in 2008 where he was admitted as an Attorney-at-Law. He is a member of the Jersey Law Society and the Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts (ARIES).