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    Daniel is an Associate in the Media Disputes department.

    He has experience acting for a broad range of clients from high profile individuals (including actors, musicians and politicians) to NGOs and multinational organisations, in respect of all aspects of media law including, reputation management, defamation, privacy and data protection law. Daniel’s experience includes acting for both Claimant and Defendants in media law litigation.

    Daniel works in the team on the phone hacking litigation against News Group Newspapers (in respect of which Hamlins is the Lead Solicitor) and Mirror Group Newspapers.

    He is part of the team acting for claimants who have brought and continue to bring claims for misuse of private information against Channel 5 in respect of the television programme Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away!

    Daniel graduated from the University of Kent in 2014 before completing his LLM at the University of Amsterdam in 2017 and then completing his LPC at the University of Law in 2020. He trained at a London based firm and qualified into a media specialist practice before joining Hamlins in 2022.


    “Dealing with Hamlins has been a joy. They swiftly dealt with my case & wrapped it up quicker then I could have imagined, with an outstanding result.”

    Lisa Butcher, former model and television presenter (Britain’s Next Top Model & What Not to Wear)

    “Most lawyers get a bad rep. But I have to say Christopher Hutchings, Daniel Shaw, Jim Turner and Robyn Stapelberg at Hamlins are not most lawyers. They’ve been absolutely incredible from the beginning to the end of this journey with me. They worked and fought so hard on my behalf, but also showed real care and were a genuine source of emotional support throughout. Really great guys who I now consider friends.”

    Patrick Brannan, better known as Donny Tourette, singer songwriter and member of punk rock band, Towers of London

    “Working with Hamlins has been a smooth and stress-free experience. Daniel Shaw, Anna Seal and Angus Page have been an efficient and reassuring team at all times, inspiring confidence with their knowledgeable input, integrity and understanding. I felt in extremely safe hands with their advice which was affirming and never over-reaching, guided to decisions with which I felt comfortable and which I felt correct. I could not have felt more pleased with the outcome and would work with them all again without hesitation.”

    Alison Owen, Oscar nominated and BAFTA Award winning film producer and executive

    ‘Chris, Jim and Daniel from Hamlins have been truly brilliant to work with, it was all so easy and stress free. A great team, I highly recommend using them!’

    Sally Cradock, former radio and music publicist for the renowned rock group Ocean Colour Scene

    ‘Chris Hutchings, Jim Turner and Daniel Shaw at Hamlins have been an incredible team. They made the process for my case so easy, I would highly recommend them to fight anyone’s corner! Thank you guys.’


    Steve Cradock, songwriter, producer and guitarist for Ocean Colour Scene, Paul Weller and The Specials

    ‘I regard Daniel Shaw as a rising star in this field – he is knowledgeable, thorough and highly responsive.’

    Legal 500 2021

    ‘I am so pleased Channel 5 has publicly apologised to us to today for the serious invasion of our privacy. The programme has caused us great distress and I feel that we can now start to put this behind us.  I would like to thank the fantastic Hamlins Media Disputes department – in particular Alex Cochrane, Lauren Twidale, Daniel Shaw, Meera Khunti and Anna Seal – for fighting our corner and obtaining justice on our behalf’.

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    Work Highlights

      • Salman Butt v Secretary of State for Home Department (2021) – acting for the Claimant in a libel claim against the Home Secretary following the issuing of a press release in which the Claimant was named as an extremist and hate preacher. The proceedings settled in 2021 with a statement in open court, in which the Home Secretary made an apology and agreed to pay the Claimant substantial libel damages and costs.
      • Fox v Wiggins & Ors (2021) – acting for three Defendants in a libel & harassment claim concerning blogs published online about the Claimant. The proceedings settled in 2021 on mutually acceptable terms without any admissions of liability.
      • Sicri v Associated Newspapers (2020) – acting for the Claimant in a landmark privacy claim concerning a publication by MailOnline of the name of an individual wrongly suspected of an offence in connection with the Manchester bombing. The Claimant was successful following trial and awarded substantial damages and costs.
      • Arron Banks v Carole Cadwalladr (2019) – acting for the Defendant in a libel claim brought by the founder of Leave.EU against a journalist for the Observer.  Daniel was part of the Defendant’s legal team for the trial of a preliminary issue as to meaning in 2019.
      • Various v News Group Newspapers – advising Claimants on their individual claims against the News of the World and the Sun for misuse of private information by voicemail interception and other unlawful information gathering.
      • Various v Mirror Group Newspapers – advising individual Claimants in bringing claims against the Mirror Group newspapers for misuse of private information by voicemail interception and other unlawful information gathering.
      • Various v Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd – advising individual Claimants in bringing claims against the Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd for misuse of private information in respect of the television programme Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away!


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