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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 unlawful information gathering (UIG) litigation against News Group Newspapers (in respect of which Hamlins is the Lead Solicitor); Mirror Group Newspapers and Associated Newspapers Limited.

    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.


    “I have been working with Christopher Hutchings, Daniel Shaw, Mollie Jackson and Oliver Corbally at Hamlins for nearly two years and I can honestly say I’ve had nothing but a good experience. The professionalism, compassion and understanding of my situation and circumstances has been exemplary. The understanding between the two industries we operate in has been outstanding. I will continue to work with the Hamlins team gladly, as I know I am emotionally and professionally supported in what is an extremely sensitive and complex arena. I cannot recommend them highly enough. I have nothing but praise for this team and this firm and consider them long term associates; and am very grateful.”

    Mathew Horne, Actor

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

    Legal 500 2021

    ‘I cannot express enough how grateful I am to Daniel Shaw, Chris Hutchings, Angus Page and Rachael Beaumont at Hamlins. At every stage of the journey, they have demonstrated true professionalism, phenomenal skill, and commitment of the highest level to bring about a successful outcome.  But most of all it was their honesty and integrity that made me feel I was in safe hands. Thank you.’


    Twig Clark, private individual formerly in a relationship with Catherine Tate

    ‘Huge thanks to Christopher Hutchings, Tom Forshaw and Daniel Shaw at Hamlins for working so hard on my behalf in my claim against News Group Newspapers.  The advice and support they have given me along the way has been invaluable. They made the whole process stress-free and achieved a fantastic outcome for me.’

    Chai Ying Yau, private individual working as part of the management team for several successful bands

    ‘We don’t know how to express how grateful we are. Christopher Hutchings, Daniel Shaw, Meera Khunti and Anna Seal have truly fought for us. We are highly grateful for what they have done for us.’

    David and Matilda Foh-Amoaning, Private individuals

    ‘I know money does not change what happened to me but to make Channel 5 admit to their actions was life changing. I can now hold my head high knowing I have no reason to be ashamed. I will be forever grateful to Christopher Hutchings, Daniel Shaw, Meera Khunti and Anna Seal for all their hard work.’

    Irene Campbell, Private individual

    ‘I was impressed by the attention to detail of the Hamlins team from the outset. Daniel Shaw, Callum Galbraith, Amelia Adams and the wider team left no stone unturned and kept me updated during every stage of the process. On each occasion we spoke, especially when there was a lot of paperwork and detail to go through, I found their patience, diligence and positivity very reassuring. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hamlins given the exceptional attention and service I was afforded.’

    Kristina Kyriacou, Communications Executive

    ‘I can’t thank the wonderful team at Hamlins enough for their help in my recent phone-hacking lawsuit with NGN. Aside from being incredibly talented lawyers, Chris Hutchings, Daniel Shaw, Isabelle Sands and Anna Seal, also showed a sympathetic understanding of my requests and handled this sensitive case with the utmost dignity and professionalism, achieving the results that I wanted. I could not be happier with my choice of law firm and look forward to a long relationship with them for all matters of business.’

    Catalina Guirado, Art entrepreneur, model, television personality and former actress

    ‘Callum Galbraith, Daniel Shaw and Austin O’Neill at Hamlins were efficient, encouraging and hugely professional. The entire process was trouble-free, stress-free and made incredibly easy by their expertise and diligence. If anyone fears going forward – you shouldn’t. They have been amazing.’

    Clare Balding CBE & Alice Arnold, Broadcasters and Journalists

    “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 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

      • Seeley v News Group Newspapers (2023) – acting for the Claimant in a libel claim concerning articles published in The Sun newspaper and online, which reported a defamatory allegation put to the Claimant in cross-examination at a criminal trial that he was guilty of fraud. The proceedings settled in 2023 with a Statement in Open Court, in which the Defendant apologised having accepted the allegation was false, thereby making The Sun’s articles an unfair and inaccurate report of court proceedings and agreed to pay the Claimant substantial libel damages.
      • 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!
      • Footballer sex scandals: the perils of reporting criminal investigations, identifying suspects and discussing allegations online
        Communications Law, Issue 4 (vol.27) 2022.


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