Daniel Lewis

Daniel Lewis

Profile

Dan is highly experienced in the full range of personal and corporate insolvency litigation, particularly in cases with an international element. He acts for and against directors in respect of claims by liquidators, particularly where tax mitigation schemes have been entered into. He regularly represents office-holders in respect of professional negligence claims.

Outside insolvency, Dan undertakes a broad range of commercial and company claims, including arbitrations and shareholder claims.

Dan is a member of the R3 Fraud Group.

Dan is instructed pursuant to COMBAR terms basis A.

Recent cases

Hunt v. Financial Conduct Authority (Re Total Debt Relief Ltd (In Liquidation)) [2019] EWHC 2018 (Ch) - approval of distribution plan for FCA regulated debt management business.

Re DCL Hire Ltd (In Liquidation) [2019] EWHC 2086 (Ch) - appeal on relief from liability of directors.

Devon Commercial Property Ltd v. Barnett [2019] EWHC 700 (Ch) - defending claim against receivers alleged to have conflict of duty.

Brewer v. Iqbal [2019] B.C.C. 746 - defending claim against liquidator alleged to have sold television channels at an undervalue.

Legal Directories

Chambers and Partners 2019

  • "He is very pleasant but resilient with a sharp intellect."
  • "He has a wealth of knowledge in the field of insolvency."
  • "He is intelligent, sure-footed and excellent to work with."
  • Restructuring/ Insolvency

Chambers and Partners 2018

  • 'He is very easy to work with and a great asset to the team. He is bright, technically able and clients like working with him.'
  • 'He is an exceptional junior - very smart and commercial'.
  • Restructuring/ Insolvency

Chambers and Partners 2017

  • 'Can't recommend highly enough: he's pragmatic, user-friendly, clever and deals with different personalities sensitively. A totally impressive advocate.'
  • Restructuring/ Insolvency

Legal 500 (2018)

  • ‘A charming and forceful advocate.’
  • Insolvency: Leading Junior

Legal 500 (2017)

  • ‘He knows his stuff and is a pleasure to work with.’
  • Insolvency: Leading Junior

Legal 500 (2016)

  • 'He is excellent with clients, and inspires confidence with his clear legal analysis and advice'
  • Insolvency: Leading juniors

Publications and Lectures

  • Solicitors Journal (on the law governing the limitation period in mortgage shortfall claims)
  • Corporate Tax Review
  • Lectures on Company and Insolvency Law (including on the Companies Act 2006 and cross-border insolvency)
  • Solicitors Journal (series of articles on the law governing the limitation period in mortgage shortfall claims)
  • Teaches on University of Westminster LLB advocacy module.
  • Dan has given recent talks on Freezing Injunctions and Fraud in an insolvency context.

Memberships

Commercial Bar Association 
London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association 
Chancery Bar AsociatioN

R3

Qualifications

BA (Modern History) St Catherine’s College, Oxford.
BA (Law) Downing College, Cambridge.