Daniel works in the property disputes team in Bristol advising on the full range of contentious issues facing owners and occupiers of commercial or residential property. He acts for local and national businesses, individuals, local authorities and central government departments.
Daniel has a particular interest in contentious matters arising from the management of clients' commercial property, from blue chip portfolios to single units, usually in the context of Landlord and Tenant matters involving lease renewals, dilapidations, rent and service charge arrears or unreasonably withholding consent.
Daniel advises pipeline operators in the energy and utilities sector on how to protect their apparatus network and property interests. In particular, he regularly acts in the enforcement of easements and leasehold covenants; negotiating protective provisions in respect of utilities equipment over land sought for compulsory acquisition and the drafting and submission of petitions in response to parliamentary bills, including the hybrid HS2 bill.
Daniel also advises acquiring authorities on the compulsory acquisition of land for major infrastructure projects, on compensation arising from such acquisitions and, if necessary, the disposal of acquired land post scheme.
Meeting Your Needs
Having gained commercial conveyancing experience before qualifying into the property litigation team, Daniel understands the practical commercial issues facing many property owners and occupiers. As a litigator, Daniel has experience of the County and High Courts, Property Tribunals and Alternative Dispute Resolution processes. Daniel's practical and measured approach encourages resolution, whilst ensuring that if court proceedings are necessary, the case is comprehensively and robustly prepared.
What Others Say
Daniel has been praised by clients for his proactive approach to legal advice, with clients commenting on Daniel's approach as "top-class and has lead to the result we wanted."
Other recent comments from clients include: "May I take this opportunity to thank you for your refreshing approach to this project. It is very rare that we are kept so well informed and updated... Your handling of this project has been very impressive, hopefully we will be able to work again in the near future."
What You Might Like to Know
Daniel belongs to the RICS Dilapidations Forum and the Property Litigation Association. He regularly writes articles on contentious property law for various sector publications as well as for social media (follow us on Twitter: @VWVRealEstate).
He plays for local football and tennis teams, and is an enthusiastic but under-achieving golfer. Daniel is a regular skier and enjoys winter sports whenever possible.