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Daniel Burton

| Call 2009

Profile: Overview

Daniel is a junior Chancery practitioner with a thriving practice in the main areas of Chambers’ work. He offers an intelligent and informed approach to practice having gained private and Government industry experience both in-house and on secondment.

Experience and Expertise

Since starting practice on his own account in April 2011, Daniel has developed a successful advisory and High Court practice with a particular focus on pensions, private client, commercial and banking and financial services.

Daniel was recently featured in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide 2017 as well as the “Up and Coming” section of the Chambers and Partners 2018 edition for Traditional Chancery. He is described as "incredibly hands-on, very highly skilled and also pragmatic … with a commercial mind and turns around work very quickly to a high standard". In court he is described as “an exceptionally good advocate who takes judges through matters methodically and diligently. The court really appreciates his input."

Before joining Chambers, Daniel spent a year in the Commercial Litigation department at Stewarts Law LLP, participating in particular in large-scale banking and finance litigation, gaining valuable experience in working as part of a team and interacting with clients. In 2012, Daniel spent six months on secondment at the Office of Fair Trading providing advisory and drafting services in respect of regulation and licencing of consumer credit businesses, Government ratification of mortgage products and anti-money laundering provisions. Since then he has developed a successful practice in pensions litigation as well as private client, in which he specialises in contentious probate disputes.

Daniel joined Chambers as a tenant on 1 October 2011 after the successful completion of pupillage, under the supervision of Tom Dumont, Nathan Wells, Ulick Staunton and Katherine McQuail.

Daniel accepts instructions in relation to all of Chambers’ core practice areas and is always happy to discuss work prior to instruction.


Cases and work of note


Recent pensions experience includes:


Other recent experience includes:





2008-09: BVC at BPP Law School (Very Competent).

2007-08: GDL at City University (Distinction).

2006-07: M St in Oriental Studies, Wadham College, University of Oxford (Distinction).

2002-05: BA in Egyptology, Wadham College, University of Oxford (First Class).



Chancery Bar Association; Association of Pension Lawyers; Inner Temple.


Other Details

VAT Registration Number: 142000875

Bar Membership Number: 55260


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Daniel Burton
"Daniel Burton is responsive, knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to achieve the best possible result for his clients. I have no doubt that he will be a future star of the Bar."

Instructing Solicitor