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Daniel is the Senior Partner of the Firm.
Having trained at Magic Circle Law Firm Slaughter and May, he went on to found Legal 500 and Chambers Directory listed defence practice Daniel Berman & Co. Daniel has been a top-ranked lawyer for many years and has an unrivalled portfolio of cases in his CV.
Daniel is generally recognised as one of the most aggressive and tenacious defence lawyers in England and Wales. He was a founder member of the Specialist Fraud Panel, and has been instrumental in numerous successful defences against the Serious Fraud Office, most notably defending certain parties in the BAE Saudi Corruption scandal, another in the collapse of Versailles Group PLC, and leading lights of the British pharmaceutical industry in a price- fixing investigation.
He has a similar winning record against HMRC and Trading Standards, to name but two.
Daniel’s nerveless and discreet approach has also led to instruction by those facing serious international charges, amongst them the so-called Cali Cartel and the Richardson family. He has also represented celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment.
As a result of Daniel’s presence, the firm is identified as the premier provincial practice to handle the most sensitive and serious cases. Typically, those in a position to do so will instruct Daniel personally to act on their behalves in police interviews. He has the track record and experience to manage the most difficult cases and to provide clients with serious representation in the face of the authorities. He will also supervise weighty legal aid matters.
Daniel is the Business Manager of the Practice, and approves all private instructions. Together with Dwayne Lewis, he makes sure that our team of defence lawyers are operating at the optimum level and providing the highest quality of representation to our clients.