Since 1999, Dan has only acted for clients with very serious injuries. Most of his clients have sustained a spinal cord injury or a brain injury.

He has particular expertise in cross-border cases: acting on behalf of British clients injured overseas or foreign nationals injured in the UK.


For more than 10 years, Chambers has ranked Dan as the leading personal injury lawyer in Yorkshire. He is described as a “leader in his field” and “very bright, he’s got a great eye for detail and he’s got tremendous experience. He’s passionate about the litigation and also about looking after the clients throughout the process”.

Dan was the first ever Association of Personal Injury Lawyer accredited spinal cord injury specialist solicitor.


Dan has been involved in more than 60 cases in which the claimant received compensation in excess of £1m.


Dan joined Stewarts in 2000. He has been a partner and head of the Leeds office since 2003.

Accreditations and Memberships

  • Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • APIL accredited specialist spinal cord injury solicitor
  • Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) panel solicitor
  • Headway panel solicitor


Dan has spoken at many conferences relating to spinal cord injury and brain injury. He has appeared on television and radio, both to talk about cases in which he has acted, and also to discuss personal injury law in more general terms.


Dan is a football fan: as well as being a Manchester United season ticket holder, he also coaches a junior football team. When given the chance, he relaxes in Cornwall and Croatia.