Daniel Reilly

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  • Liverpool John Moores University - LLB - 1st Class Honours
  • University of Manchester - LLM - Health Care Ethics and Medical law
  • Manchester Metropolitan University - BPTC - Very Competent

Areas of Work

  • Family
Family Law

Daniel successfully completed his pupillage under the supervision of Amanda Howard, accepting tenancy in October 2018. Daniel is developing a busy family practice covering all aspects of a family practice and represents all parties to proceedings. He has acted on behalf of Local Authorities, parents, intervenors and children through their Guardians.


Prior to completing pupillage and taking tenancy within Chambers Daniel achieved a Very Complement with a Dean's Award for Excellence whilst completing the BPTC. Before that, Daniel studied law at Liverpool John Moores University graduating in the top 5% of his year. Growing up in Liverpool, Daniel is an avid fan of Liverpool Football Club, a self-confessed Gourmand and a very keen (and serious) baker.


 Public Law

Daniel regularly appears within Children Act matters, within the Family Proceedings Court, County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal, dealing with all matters from PLO proceedings, through to Hague Convention & Child Abduction cases. Daniel accepts instructions on behalf of Local Authorities, Parents and on behalf of Children through their Guardian relating to:

  • Emergency Protection Orders;
  • Interim Care / Supervision Orders;
  • Placement Orders;
  • Adoption Orders;
  • Applications for leave to oppose adoptions; and
  • Applications for discharge


Daniel has conducted urgent hearings, case management hearings, experts meetings, interim contested hearings as well as multi-day final hearings, including being led as junior counsel. Including cases dealing with domestic abuse, neglect, emotional and sexual harm, substance misuse and non-accidental injury.


Private Law

Daniel accepts instructions in all private family law matters relating to contact, residence, prohibited steps applications and specific issue applications. Daniel has advised and represented applicants and respondents at first directions appointments, financial dispute resolution hearings and final hearings.


Daniel further regularly acts in respect of applications brought under the Family Law Act.


Notable Case: P (a Child) (Interim Separation) [2021] EWCA Civ 499



Year of call: 2014

Inn: Middle Temple

Area: Family