Daniel Webb

2015

Selborne Chambers
10 Essex Street
London WC2R 3AA
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Daniel has a broad commercial chancery practice, incorporating commercial, insolvency, property, financial services and company disputes. Daniel regularly appears in the High Court and County Court in his own right, as well as working with senior members of Chambers on larger cases.

Daniel completed his 12-month pupillage at Maitland Chambers.

Daniel read Classics and French at Worcester College, University of Oxford. He graduated with the third highest First in his year and various College prizes. He is a Shelford, Lord Denning, Lord Bowen and Hardwicke scholar of Lincoln’s Inn.

Commercial

  • Drafted a Points of Claim for a third party to an online gaming dispute, seeking some €3 million said to be held on trust
  • Instructed by enforcement receivers as part of a counsel team to assist with evidence in a complex fraud matter worth some £60 million
  • Assisted in an LCIA arbitration concerning the true construction of an indemnity clause
  • Assisted in advising on the application of the ‘battle of the forms’ doctrine to an international manufacturing contract
  • Instructed as part of a team in the early-stage merits assessment of a £30 million international infrastructure dispute
  • Advised on the merits of a worldwide freezing injunction arising from an apparent binary options trading fraud (as a pupil)
  • Assisted in a LCIA Arbitration concerning a purported sham loan (as a pupil)

Insolvency

  • Acting for petitioners and debtors in a wide range of bankruptcy matters, including applications to set aside statutory demands, take carriage of petitions, annul and rescind bankruptcy orders
  • Instructed by the petitioner in an annulment and rescission application raising various questions of service on a debtor in prison
  • Acted for the petitioner in a High Court set aside application brought by a well-known classic car collector who alleged that certain cars were sold at an undervalue
  • Instructed on all aspects of the winding-up jurisdiction, including rescission applications and costs matters
  • Instructed (led by Justin Kitson) on a successful in-court administration application where there were competing qualifying floating charge holders
  • Acted for the applicants at the interim hearing of Cash Generator Ltd v Fortune [2018] EWHC 674 (Ch), the first reported case on the new deemed consent procedure for the appointment of liquidators in a CVL
  • Instructed by IPs in an application for private examination and subsequent costs hearing
  • Advised on the costs of compliance with an order under s.236(3) Insolvency Act 1986 for the delivery-up of documents (as a pupil)

Property

  • Instructed (led by Mark Warwick QC) on a dispute concerning the scope of covenants to repair and insure
  • Successfully resisted an injunction application to prevent the immediate auction of residential properties, involving issues of undue influence and misrepresentation
  • Drafted a Defence to a claim for commission allegedly due from a multi-million pound series of property developments
  • Instructed on a long-running s.14 ToLATA 1996 dispute concerning the beneficial interest in a family home
  • Regularly instructed in possession hearings for mortgagees and landlords, as well as possession and sale applications following bankruptcy
  • Advised on the validity of subleases granted pursuant to a transaction later set aside as a transaction at an undervalue (as a pupil)
  • Assisted in a proprietary estoppel claim concerning a family farming business and associated property interests (as a pupil)

Banking and Financial Services

  • Advised on various investments, insurance and pensions issues during a secondment to the Financial Conduct Authority
  • Instructed as part of a team by a retail client on a multi-million pound Chancery Division claim against a bank for alleged mis-selling of a series of interest rate swaps
  • Advised on the effect of Manx regulations prohibiting card payment surcharges
  • Assisted on a leading interest rate swap mis-selling case involving alleged Libor-rigging (as a pupil)
  • Advised on the validity of a Standby Letter of Credit in a long-running fraud dispute (as a pupil)

Company

  • Successfully applied to set aside an order purportedly made against an unincorporated company
  • Appearing in and advising on applications for extensions of time for registering charges
  • Assisted throughout the 8-week trial of BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA [2016] EWHC 1686 (Ch), particularly in relation to the duty to protect creditors’ interests under s.172(3) Companies Act 2006 (as a pupil)
  • Assisted in advising on the validity of debentures challenged by creditors in the context of an administration (as a pupil)

 Publications

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Memberships

  • Chancery Bar Association

Education

  • MA (Hons), Classics and Modern Languages (First Class – third in year), Worcester College, Oxford
  • GDL, BPP Law School
  • BPTC, BPP Law School

Awards

  • Shelford Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2015)
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2014)
  • Runner-up, Times Law Awards (2014)
  • Hardwicke Award, Lincoln’s Inn (2013)
  • Lord Bowen Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2013)
  • College prizes, Worcester College, University of Oxford (2009-2013)

Languages

  • French – fluent