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Daniel Thorpe (Pupil)

Call: 2019

Pupil

Daniel is a second-six pupil in Chambers and is able to accept instructions across all our core practice areas. Please contact our clerking team for further information. 

After graduating in Law from the University of Cambridge, Daniel went on to study an LLM in International Commercial Law at UCL, achieving the highest mark in his Commercial Remedies paper, before studying the BPTC and being called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 2019. 

Immediately prior to starting pupillage, Daniel gained hands-on experience of litigation and arbitration as a paralegal at a leading boutique litigation firmHis role often involved drafting statements of case, witness evidence and correspondence, as well as liaising with clients and counsel. Daniel assisted on various matters in the County Court, High Court and before arbitral tribunals, including: 

  • a £30-million dispute in the Chancery Division over the ownership of shares in part of a famous chain of hotels, involving issues of directors duties, derivative claims and equitable remedies; 
  • an LCIA arbitration involving a Russian oil refinery, challenges to jurisdiction and a £200-million freezing injunction; 
  • contractual dispute in the Technology and Construction Court between an international car manufacturer and the supplier of a vital car part; and 
  • responding to a winding-up petition presented in the wake of a dispute between the founding director-shareholders of a small business. 

Daniel has also taught Conflict of Laws to undergraduate Law students at UCL and has appeared in the Employment Tribunal on a pro bono basis, successfully representing a dismissed employee in a breach of contract and unlawful deduction of wages claim. 

During pupillage, Daniel has been supervised by Daniel Burton and Wendy Mathers and is currently under the supervision of Reuben Comiskey. He has therefore gained valuable experience of a range of probate, trusts, real property, landlord and tenant, pensions and insolvency disputes.