Daniel Paul

Year of Call: 1998, Middle Temple

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Daniel is regularly instructed on cases involving serious and catastrophic injuries, injuries leading to death and cases involving complex medical and other expert evidence. 


Examples of Daniel’s recent clinical negligence work include:

  • Alleged negligent post-operative care following neuro-endoscopic fenestration of a suprasellar arachnoid cyst leading to a young child suffering a stroke with permanent brain damage.
  • Failure of A&E doctors to identify cauda equina syndrome leading to delay in referral and treatment giving rise to permanent symptoms and loss of function.
  • Failure to identify the risk of DVT in outpatient care, leading to delay in treatment and lower limb amputation.
  • Failure of consultant radiologist to identify abnormalities on a scan leading to delay in treatment for oropharyngeal carcinoma leading to death.
  • Failure to give appropriate advice on alternative available treatments and obtain informed consent before undertaking surgery for varicose veins. The patient went on to develop lifelong significant lymphoedema.
  • Failure to properly categorise a peroneal tear following childbirth, leading to delay in repair of a ruptured anal sphincter muscle, infection, bowel incontinence, further surgeries, the need for a colostomy and permanent symptoms of incontinence.
  • Failure of optometrist to identify retinal detachment/tear leading to permanent reduction in vision.
  • Extravasation injury caused when inserting cannula leading to significant soft tissue injuries to hand and forearm with permanent loss of function, cosmetic deficit and psychological injury.
  • Negligent nursing care leading to avoidable pressure sores.
  • Delay in diagnosis of concealed pregnancy leading to injuries at birth.
  • Negligent foetal monitoring leading to injuries at birth.


Examples of Daniel’s recent personal injury work include:

  • Employer’s liability claim. Claimant employee exposed to pathogens when working in the vicinity of sewage and rat faeces. He contracted seronegative hepatitis and required a liver transplant.
  • Employers liability claim. Claimant employee fell from a fork lift truck and suffered multiple injuries including fractures, degloving of the sigmoid colon and bladder injury. He required extensive and prolonged treatment and is left with debilitating permanent symptoms.
  • Road traffic accident. Claimant pedestrian hit by car and suffered multiple orthopaedic injuries and required through knee amputation of her left lower limb. 
  • Road traffic accident. Pedestrian hit by vehicle suffered severe traumatic brain injury giving rise to permanent and significant symptoms.
  • Road traffic accident. Psychiatric injury suffered by secondary victim who witnessed aftermath of accident.
  • Product liability. Defective front mudguard on bicycle causing the claimant to fall and suffer significant traumatic brain injury.


Examples of Daniel’s recent fatal accident cases include:

  • Deceased mother with two adult disabled children. Complex issues involving the calculation of the dependency and setting up of Disabled Persons Trust.
  • Deceased husband with surviving spouse. Complicated financial dependency claim arising from calculation of profits from farm.


Examples of recent inquest work include:

  • Deaths involving acts and omissions of medical practitioners in outpatient and in hospital setting.
  • Deaths involving acts and omissions of care workers in residential homes.
  • Suicides of psychiatric patients (Article 2).
  • Self-neglect cases (Article 2).
  • Accidents at work.
  • Road traffic accidents.


Daniel accepts cases on a CFA. He is prepared to take on challenging cases. He has particular experience in working with vulnerable clients.

Daniel is a pro-bono reviewer for Advocate.

“He’s very direct with clients and Daniel is always happy to assist on more challenging points. He is also good at digging down the root of the issue.”

Chambers & Partners, 2024

Notable Cases

  • DLS V LTL (2024)

    Represented Claimant in a personal injury action arising from exposure to pathogens whilst at work giving rise to hepatitis and the need for urgent liver transplant. Breach of duty, causation and quantum were disputed. Causation issues were complicated by the fact that the hepatitis was categorised as seronegative hepatitis and it was not possible to identify precisely what pathogen had caused the condition. Expert evidence on causation was central to the case. Following joint statements the case settled at JSM.

  • SB v SC (2024)

    Represented Defendant in a personal action arising from a road traffic accident. The Claimant suffered traumatic brain injury, spinal injury and orthopaedic injuries. Issues in the case included contributory negligence, the severity and extent of the TIB and the likely effect on future employment, having regard to previous education and work history. The case settled at JSM.

  • PW v RA (2023)

    Represented Defendant in a personal injury action arising from a road traffic accident. The Claimant suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his upper and lower limbs as well as psychological injury. Liability admitted. The issue in the case turned on the extent of any traumatic brain injury, the functional restrictions caused by the orthopaedic injuries and the impact of significant co-morbidities. The case settled at JSM.

  • DH v SMSK (2023)

    Represented Claimant in product liability personal injury action arising from an accident caused by a defective bicycle. The Claimant suffered a significant traumatic brain injury. One of the main issues in the case was the extent of future loss of income/profit.

  • SK v MSA 2021

    Represented claimant who required below knee amputation following injuries sustained in a road traffic accident. The case settled at joint settlement meeting for £3,000,000.

  • MJD v CD 2021

    Represented defendant in a case where the claimant suffered traumatic brain injury. The case settled at a joint settlement meeting for £1,000,000.

  • DAB v CAC 2021

    Represented claimant at trial where the main issues in dispute were whether the claimant’s upper limb injury caused a disability within the Ogden 8 definition and whether a multiplier/multiplicand approach to future loss of earning capacity was appropriate.

  • Inquest Touching Upon the Death of SM 2021

    Represented a local authority at an Article 2 inquest involving the death of young woman following discharge from psychiatric hospital and multiple attendances at A&E.

Professional Associations

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association


  • Royal Academy of Music, London
  • Open University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Inns of Court School of Law, London