Daniel Swan

01752 221551
Practice Overview

Daniel practices in family and civil law.  His family practice focuses on private law children matters and financial disputes arising from relationship breakdown.  In addition, he is instructed in public law proceedings, usually on behalf of local authorities and often in complex finding of fact hearings.

Daniel’s civil practice includes dealing with disputes arising between unmarried couples following separation (TOLATA) and Probate, Succession and Trust matters.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Daniel worked in offshore corporate management in Hong Kong.  This gave him a detailed knowledge and understanding of the use, structure and function of offshore companies, double taxation treaties and anti-money laundering regulations.

Practice Areas
Children (Private Law)

Daniel accepts instructions in all areas of children law.  He has substantial experience in complex findings of fact hearings, including issues of sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Matrimonial Finance

Daniel accepts instruction in financial disputes resulting from relationship breakdown, including applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act1996.

Probate, Succession and Trusts

Daniel welcomes instructions in probate (contentious and non-contentious), succession and trust matters including applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975; Applications under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958, Applications under section 50 of the Administration Act 1985.  


Daniel regularly advises and acts in TOLATA matters and canadvise in conference and writing as may be required.

Legal 500 Recommendations
Recommended by Legal 500 2024 - Leading Junior in Family Law Tier 2

‘Daniel is a highly competent childcare barrister, his advocacy and client care skills are excellent.'

Recommended by Legal 500 2023 - Leading Junior in Family Law Tier 2

'Daniel is a formidable barrister and excellent advocate.'

Recommended by Legal 500 2022 - Leading Junior in Family Law Tier 2

Daniel is very calm and measured and good with both lay and professional clients. His technical knowledge is sound and he is a safe pair of hands.

Recommended by Legal 500 2021 - Leading Junior in Family Law Tier 2

Daniel is an exceptionally skilful, talented, and compelling advocate. Daniel is meticulous in his preparation, regardless of the volume of his case load. He is calm and reassuring in any circumstance, empathic, and able to focus minds,

Recommended by Legal 500 2020 - Leading Junior in Family Law Tier 2

‘‘ A very safe pair of hands who is unfailingly prepared. ’

Recommended by Legal 500 2019 - Leading Junior in Family Law Tier 2

" Very hardworking and an impressive negotiator.’

Shortlisted for the Legal 500 Junior of the Year - Regional Bar in 2019