Daniel Sheridan

Call: 2008

"Dan's attention to detail and commitment to the brief and his instruction is excellent."
Chambers UK Bar 2024

Daniel Sheridan has significant experience in all manner of private and public children law cases with experience in all tiers of court up to the Court of Appeal. He also undertakes work in the Court of Protection and National DoLs Court.

Daniel is a persuasive and thorough advocate, who understands the key issues in cases and is particularly good at representing children in proceedings, with a focus on identifying key welfare issues to achieve the best possible outcomes. He places the upmost importance on giving balanced, clear, evidenced-based advice to empower lay and professional clients to make informed, strategic decisions. His advocacy style is direct, courteous, and effective.

Daniel acts on behalf of local authorities, parents, children’s guardians, competent children and intervenors in a wide range of cases:

  • Serious non-accidental injury
  • Fabricated and/or induced illness, including hospital intervenors
  • Sexual abuse
  • Deprivation of Liberty
  • Court of Protection
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Hearing impaired families
  • Drug and alcohol abuse (including FDAC proceedings)
  • Chronic neglect matters, involving complex medical evidence and assessment
  • Adoption including adoptions with international elements
  • Child arrangements disputes, including intractable contact disputes

To instruct Daniel or for more information…

Call: 020 7353 6961
Email: clerks@harcourtchambers.co.uk

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What the directories say

‘Daniel is always meticulous in his preparation. He is an excellent advocate. He is a real fighter whilst being pragmatic and gives very clear advice.’
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2024

'Daniel is a skilful advocate in court with an ability to communicate effectively at all levels. He is meticulously prepared and has the ability to identify the key issues quickly and provide knowledgeable and cogent legal advice and solutions.’
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2024

"Daniel is on my preferred barrister list. He is excellent and engaging."
Chambers UK Bar 2023

'Daniel Sheridan is a notable expert in all manner of private and public children law cases. He is experienced in complex cases involving abuse, non-accidental injuries and neglect, among other sensitive issues. He is praised for his approachable manner with clients.'
Chambers UK Bar 2023

"Daniel Sheridan is always well prepared and his advocacy skills are persuasive, direct and effective. He understands cases and provides realistic and case-focused advice that is very down to earth for lay clients."
Chambers UK Bar 2023

"He is very good with clients."
Chambers UK Bar 2023

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