Delivered rock-solid support & recommendations in a tricky discrimination case, saving us a lengthy and potentially costly trial.

Owen Wacker BBC's Senior HR Manager,
JD Wetherspoon plc

About Daniel

Daniel Barnett is highly regarded for his employment and HR law expertise, representing both employers (80%) and employees (20%). He has appeared in many Court of Appeal and Employment Appeal Tribunal cases together with complex High Court employment litigation. He also appears regularly in employment tribunals up and down the country.

His areas of work include unfair dismissal claims, whistleblowing and discrimination claims, collective redundancy disputes, restrictive covenant cases, employees who misuse their employer's confidential information, and trade union disputes (including compulsory recognition applications to the CAC).

He is widely recognised for direct access work and has a number of FTSE-100 clients and NHS Trusts where he is instructed directly by their HR departments. He clients include a Royal Family, several international airlines, a global leisure industry company, as well as many hundreds of SMEs. Employee clients range from senior executives of quoted companies through to David & Victoria Beckham's nanny. His specific areas of interest are post-termination restrictive covenants, age discrimination and retirement issues, industrial law (strikes), employment agencies and permanent health insurance disputes.

Daniel is founder of the Employment Law (UK) mailing list, an email bulletin service sending out updates three times a week to 30,000 solicitors, barristers, judges and HR professionals. He is past editor of ELA Briefing and past chair of the Employment Lawyers' Association publishing committee and electronic services working party. He has sat on various Bar Council committees and is a member of the Staff Committee and Bar Representation Committees of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn. Daniel has considerable business experience, having been a director of a legal publishing company since 1999. In 2007 he co-founded a company providing online legal training, CPD Webinars Ltd., which he sold to Thomson Reuters in 2011.

Legal directories describe him as "involved in a number of highly contentious matters", "singled out for his public access work for large blue-chip companies", "combination of in-depth legal knowledge, pragmatism, quick response times and approachability", "inexhaustible", "tenacious", "knowledgeable" and "an excellent advocate".

Daniel is called on regularly to comment on television and radio on current legal issues, and is the resident lawyer on LBC radio, where he co-presents the legal hour on Wednesday evenings. He is the author or co-author of nine books, including the Law Society Handbook on Employment Law, and founder of two businesses (in legal publishing and legal education).