Daniel Barnett is a leading employment law barrister practising from Outer Temple Chambers. With 25 years’ experience defending public and private sector employers against employment claims, he has represented a Royal Family, several international airlines, FTSE-100 companies and various NHS Trusts and local authorities.
Daniel is a past chair of the Employment Lawyers’ Association’s publishing committee and electronic services working party. He is the author or co-author of ten books, including the Law Society Handbook on Employment Law (currently in its 7th edition). He is the creator of the Employment Law (UK) mailing list, an email alerter bulletin service sending details of breaking news in employment law three times a week to 24,000 recipients.
Legal directories describe him as “extremely knowledgeable and can absorb pages of instructions at lightning speed”, “singled out for his work for large blue-chip companies”, “combination of in-depth legal knowledge, pragmatism, quick response times and approachability”, “inexhaustible”, “tenacious”, “knowledgeable” and “an excellent advocate”.
He is one of the leading speakers and trainers on the employment law and HR circuit. He has presented seminars for the House of Commons, the BBC, Oxford University, HSBC, Barclays Bank, Ocado, and dozens of other organisations in-house, and keynoted at national and international conferences. In 2013, 2014 and 2016 he developed the Employment Law MasterClass national tour, speaking to thousands of employment lawyers and HR Professionals around the UK. The all-new 2019 Masterclass tour marked the twentieth anniversary of setting up his email bulletins in 1999.
As well as full-time practice as a barrister and speaker, Daniel is the founder of the HR Inner Circle (a membership organisation for HR Professionals). In 2007, he co-founded CPD Webinars - then the UK's leading webinar training company for lawyers - and sold it to Thomson Reuters in 2011.
Daniel presented the legal hour, a phone-in radio show, on LBC Radio since 2010. He is widely sought after as a commentator in both broadcast and print media on all legal issues.