Dan qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and has specialised in civil court actions for damages, primarily against the police and public authorities, for the past 30 years.
Some of Dan’s previous cases that hit the headlines include that of a high profile murder of a cellmate in Feltham prison in 2000. He was part of the team representing the family who brought a case against the Home Secretary`s refusal to institute a Public Inquiry into the prison system that had so clearly negligently allowed such a murder to happen. The House of Lords ruled unanimously in favour of a Public Inquiry.
Dan also represented the family of Sally Hodkin who was murdered in 2011 by a mental patient who had been negligently permitted to be at liberty by her local Health Authority. The Health Authority made a substantial settlement out of court.
In 2004 Dan was part of the team representing a family of a victim in the reconvened Inquest into the New Cross fire of 1983.
Outside of these Civil Court actions, Dan is a Trustee of the Zahid Mubarek an award-winning charity that assists prisoners suffering victimisation and discrimination. You can find out more about the amazing work the Zahid Mubarek Trust does here.