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, company and banking 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

  • 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
  • Drafted a Points of Claim for a third party to an online gaming dispute, seeking some €3 million said to be held on trust
  • Sole counsel in a fast-track trial, successfully relying on the terms of a guarantee
  • 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

  • Instructed on all aspects of the winding-up jurisdiction, including petitions for petitioners and debtors, rescission applications and costs matters
  • Acting for petitioners and debtors in bankruptcy matters, including applications to set aside statutory demands, take carriage of petitions and annul bankruptcy orders
  • 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)
  • Assisted in an application for the extension of certain company administrations (as a pupil)

Company

  • Appearing in and advising on applications for extensions of time for registering charges
  • Successfully applied to set aside an order purportedly made against an unincorporated company
  • 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)

Banking and Financial Services

  • Instructed by the Financial Conduct Authority on matters related to investments, insurance and pensions
  • Instructed as part of a team by a retail client in 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)

Property

  • Regularly instructed in possession hearings for mortgagees and landlords, as well as possession and sale applications following bankruptcy
  • Instructed in a long-running s.14 ToLATA 1996 dispute concerning the beneficial interest in a family home
  • Drafted a Defence to a claim for commission allegedly due from a multi-million pound series of property developments
  • 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)

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Notable cases

  • BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA [2016] EWHC 1686 (Ch) – as a pupil

Education

  • BA (Oxon), Classics and Modern Languages, First Class (third in year)
  • 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