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Daniel King

Barrister, Liverpool

Danny was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2021 having spent more than 13 years as a practising Solicitor. He has a wealth of experience in the fields of civil litigation, personal injury, and counter-fraud, which belie his year of call. His experience as a Solicitor means that he is ideally placed to both understand and represent the needs of those who choose to instruct him. He joins DWF Chambers having previously spent over 7 years working as both a litigator and in-house Advocate for a national law firm, providing the firm’s fee earners and insurer clients with advocacy, drafting and advisory services.
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Prior to being called to the bar (Lincoln's Inn) in 2021  Danny was  a practising Solicitor for 13 years having been admitted to the roll in 2008, which was preceded by a training contract with a highly regarded commercial law firm in Manchester.

He subsequently practised in the areas of real estate, corporate law, shareholder sale agreements, and commercial dispute resolution. Danny's practice would later develop into insolvency and consumer litigation where he was part of the team of lawyers that brought the seminal case of Carey v HSBC Bank plc [2009] EWHC 3417 (QB) governing the application of s.78 and 140A of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 in consumer contracts. Since 2011, he has practised almost exclusively in insurance law, with a focus on credit hire, counter-fraud, EL/PL, debt recovery, and costs.  Danny's advocacy experience spans all tracks with an emphasis on trials and final hearings, and he has appeared in both the High Court and on appeal in claims with a value of more than £500k.  He is also well versed in the drafting of pleadings and advices in claims engaging issues of fundamental dishonesty and s.57 of the Criminal Courts and Justice Act 2015.  He regularly delivering training seminars to clients and is content to collaborate on strategies at an early stage in the litigation process.


  • PIBA 
  • Lincoln's Inn 
  • Law Society 

Recent Cases

Wilson v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Limited [2023] - successfully appeared for the Applicant in the High Court in respect of a clinical negligence case with a value of more than £500k concerning principles of collateral disclosure in linked proceedings.

NFU v R [2022] - finding of fraud against the insurer's policyholder having proven a deliberate attempt to defraud on grounds of misrepresentation with claim for exemplary damages.

LV v A & Z [2023] - successfully appealed a first instance decision before HHJ Simpkiss on a case with a value over £70k and on grounds that the Judge had incorrectly applied the provisions of s.14 of TLATA and failed to allow a creditor's interests to prevail over those of the debtor/bankrupt who had committed a property insurance fraud.

Ali v HSF Logistics Polska SP Zoo [2023] EWHC 2159 (KB) - drafted the Respondent's Skeleton Argument which found favour with Martin Spencer J in the High Court on a case concerning ex turpi causa and causation of loss in credit hire claims.

Armitage v Markerstudy Insurance Services Ltd [2023] - decision of District Judge Hennessy in the seminal OIC case discerning principles of the application of para 3.17(1)(e) of PD27B and regarded widely on circuit as "Merseyside jurisprudence".