Year of call 1980, Year of silk 2002

Daniel Janner KC

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Daniel Janner KC is an experienced criminal silk with a wide-ranging practice and a highly successful track record defending and prosecuting. He is qualified to accept instructions directly from clients under the Bar Council direct access scheme.

Daniel is a Bencher of the Middle Temple and was a Jules Thorn scholar.

He has been an editor of the Criminal Appeal Reports since 1994.

He has been called to the Cayman Islands Bar.

In 2022, he was appointed Duty Counsel at the International Criminal Court.

He was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge where he was elected President of the Cambridge Union Society in 1978.

Criminal law:  Including homicide; sexual offences; fraud; drugs and firearm offences. Daniel advises clients pre-charge and throughout the criminal proceedings.

Disciplinary law:  Including representing doctors before the General Medical Council.

Prominent Cases include:

Heysel Stadium football extraditions.
Knightsbridge Safety Deposit box robbery.
Oyston and Martin rape trials.
French Student murder trial.
“Happy Slap” murder trial.
London City Bond fraud trial.
Rodley “Lord of Fraud” trial.
McGrath corruption and money laundering trial.
Cleeve Prior missing body murder trial.
Gouldbourne Cayman Islands murder trial.
Howeson historic sexual offences trial
Crossharbour DLR murder trial.

Frank McGrath
I was fortunate enough to be represented by Daniel Janner in civil and criminal matters for almost 19 years.  He was professional and extremely hardworking at all times.  He always listened and his advice was invariably spot on.  I realised that he was respected by opposition barristers and judges.  Mr Janner served me well and is a credit to the profession.” 

Katherine Sheldrick, Partner, Hempsons solicitors
Daniel is a consummate tactician and persuasive advocate both at first instance and on appeal.  He inspires confidence in clients and is totally committed to every case, supremely well prepared and leaves no stone unturned enabling him to achieve the best possible outcomes

Rupert Butler, Barrister and Head of Leverets Legal Practice
Daniel’s written and oral advocacy in the Court of Appeal were incisive and compelling, which showed a true grasp of the human and legal issues in a case that he had not even presented at trial.  The President of the Court made special mention that Daniel’s skeleton argument was a model.

Daniel Berke, solicitor 3d Regulatory Law
“I have instructed Daniel Janner QC on many of my most complex and difficult cases, where the stakes for my clients are extremely serious.  His intellect, wisdom and formidable advocacy skills are matched by his high standard of client care and his commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes.

Legal 500
Daniel provides excellent first instance and appellate advocacy…has excellent rapport with juries…first rate legal acumen and particularly fine drafting.

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