Darren has experience across a broad range of domestic and international matters, including in the areas of banking, fraud, insolvency, professional negligence and tax. He has particular experience of structuring and progressing group litigation and litigation funding.
Darren has acted for a variety of clients, including high net worth individuals, airlines, banks, financial authorities, hedge funds, insolvency practitioners, insurance companies, law firms, telecommunications companies and trustees.
Darren’s experience includes working internationally and in-house. During his time at his previous firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, Darren completed a one-year secondment to the firm’s Melbourne office and a nine-month secondment to one of the ‘big four’ accountancy firms.
Darren is currently advising over 350 individuals in respect of claims arising out of their investments in film schemes promoted and operated by the Ingenious group of companies. The case was named in The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2018 and 2022.
Darren studied law at Oxford University before completing the Legal Practice Course in London. He trained at Herbert Smith Freehills (including a six month secondment to the firm’s Advocacy Unit) and practised in its Dispute Resolution division for a number of years before joining Stewarts in 2015. Darren was promoted to the partnership in 2019.
Accreditations and Memberships
Higher Rights of Audience (Solicitor Advocate).
Darren enjoys spending time with his young family, sport, film and travelling.