Daniel Jackson

“Dan Jackson is incredibly organised and always a step ahead of opponents. Clients are so obviously relaxed in his company.”

The Legal 500

Daniel is a partner specialising in serious and general criminal litigation.

He is highly experienced in acting for individuals being investigated and prosecuted for sexual, dishonesty, violence, drugs and road traffic offences. He defends professional clients, such as sports stars and media personalities, facing high-profile and complex criminal matters, where reputation management is often paramount.

Daniel regularly provides expert legal advice and assistance to those being interviewed under caution by the police and other investigatory agencies. He is effective at making representations, which avoid prosecution and result in no further action or lead to a case being discontinued during the court proceedings.

Daniel represents individuals subject to disciplinary and regulatory action by educational establishments, as well as sporting associations and bodies. He also furnishes legal advice to witnesses concerned in a criminal complaint.

As a litigator and an advocate, Daniel is tactically astute when it comes to effective case preparation.

Daniel studied Law and Business at Swansea University. He was called to the Bar in 2005 and then joined a reputable high street criminal practice, where he cross-qualified to be a solicitor in 2009. Prior to joining BCL in 2017, Daniel gained experience in business crime, health and safety, regulatory and road traffic law at two City firms, where he was instructed in notable matters.

Sexual offences

  • High-net-worth individual investigated for historic sexual offences.
  • Students and young professionals accused of serious sexual allegations.
  • Former PE teacher charged with historic indecent assaults and rape of pupils, spanning a period of over 20 years.
  • Events and festival director accused of rape and other sexual offences relating to lodger.
  • Former professional footballer and coach investigated for series of sexual allegations concerning multiple complainants.
  • Businessman investigated for offences of domestic rape and controlling / coercive behaviour during the course of marriage.
  • Former teacher accused of indecently assaulting pupils.
  • Medical professional investigated for distributing indecent image of a child.
  • Data scientist investigated for rape.
  • Trainee solicitor accused of rape, assault and controlling / coercive behaviour.
  • Multiple allegations of rape against a senior banker.
  • Teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student.
  • Managing director of IT services and solutions company investigated for voyeurism.
  • City professional facing allegations of sexual communications with a child and possessing indecent images of children.
  • Journalist based outside the UK subject to rape investigation.
  • Casino manager investigated for sexual assault.
  • Foreign national and entrepreneur arrested on suspicion of rape, stalking, assault and controlling / coercive behaviour.
  • Senior manager at professional services firm accused of rape.
  • Historic offences of gross indecency and indecent assault of an adopted child.
  • Nursery school carer accused of sexually assaulting a child.
  • Former secondary school teacher facing allegations of attempting to cause / incite a child to engage in sexual activity and arranging / facilitating the commission of a child sex offence.
  • Solicitor accused of rape, threats to kill and controlling / coercive behaviour.
  • Businessperson charged with rape after meeting complainant online.
  • Presenter investigated for sexual offences.
  • Newly qualified medical professional accused of rape whilst at university.
  • Various cases relating to the possession of indecent images of children.
  • Ultra-high-net-worth individual and tech entrepreneur facing historical allegations of rape and sexual assault.
  • Senior consultant at foreign-based company subject to rape investigation.
  • Professional footballer investigated for rape.
  • Personal trainer accused of sexually assaulting client at the gym.
  • Former school caretaker charged with historic indecent assaults concerning two family members.
  • Businesspeople investigated for paying for sexual services of prostitutes subjected to force.
  • Entrepreneur accused of domestic abuse, including offences of rape, sexual assault and robbery.
  • Former headmaster and scout leader charged with historical indecent assaults of scouts during camping trips.

Violent offences

  • High-ranked military officer charged with grievous bodily harm following domestic argument.
  • Student arrested for assault and administering a noxious substance.
  • Young professional accused of assault, false imprisonment and controlling / coercive behaviour.
  • Solicitor investigated for assault and criminal damage on public transport network.
  • Executive Vice President of private investment firm accused of domestic assault and threats to kill.
  • Former inpatient at psychiatric hospital prosecuted for racially aggravated public order offence.
  • Bank manager subject to investigation following physical altercation in bar.
  • Young male investigated for assaults and criminal damage at support facility.
  • Former professional footballer prosecuted for assault following incident with taxi driver.
  • Business professional interviewed for racially aggravated assault during football tournament.
  • Male prosecuted for online harassment and stalking with threats of violence in respect of six complainants.
  • Former diplomats investigated for domestic abuse of eldest child.
  • General manager of London restaurant accused of affray involving delivery driver.
  • Professional footballer investigated for affray.
  • Student charged with racially aggravated public order offence.
  • Accountant prosecuted for violent disorder arising from the protests outside Old Trafford in May 2021.
  • Finance professional prosecuted for assault following altercation on junior rugby tour.
  • Private equity investor and investment banker arrested for affray during carnival.
  • City professional prosecuted for grievous bodily harm following incident in nightclub.
  • Manager of family run London restaurant accused of assaulting mother.
  • Professional footballer investigated for incident involving a fan in the stand.

Drugs offences

  • Conspiracy to import Class A drugs, and supply Class A and B drugs, as part of OCG and Encrochat infiltration.
  • City professionals and students accused of possessing and supplying Class A and Class B drugs.
  • Publisher investigated for Class A drugs possession.
  • Graduate facing charges of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply.

Driving offences

  • Numerous clients investigated and prosecuted for careless and dangerous driving.
  • Medical professional prosecuted for causing death by dangerous driving, which resulted in the death of one of his children.
  • Priest prosecuted for driving with excess alcohol.
  • Young professional investigated for two offences of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
  • Professional driver accused of causing death by dangerous driving, due to collision with stationary vehicle.
  • Youth prosecuted for drug driving after road traffic collision.
  • Motorcyclist investigated for causing death by dangerous driving, following collision with cyclist.
  • Jockey charged with causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
  • Driver facing allegation of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, after colliding with a pedestrian in a car park.
  • Medical professional accused of causing death by careless driving, following collision with a motorcyclist.
  • Sports professionals, media personalities and businesspersons facing charges of speeding and failing to provide information.
  • Professional driver charged with causing death by careless driving, involving collision with a cyclist.

Dishonesty and miscellaneous offences

  • Businesswoman interviewed for breaches of non-molestation order.
  • Former professional footballer investigated for conspiracy to defraud.
  • Businessman charged with offences of perverting the course of justice and fraud, relating to evasion of speeding tickets.
  • International student accused of theft from Heathrow Airport.
  • Businessman and partner accused of high value theft and fraud by false representation.
  • Solicitor interviewed on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
  • Business professional investigated for controlling / coercive behaviour towards ex-partner.
  • CEO of international organisation interviewed on suspicion of witness intimidation.


  • Higher Rights of Audience (Criminal Advocacy)

Professional Memberships

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • The London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association
  • The Solicitors’ Association of Higher Courts Advocates
  • The Fraud Lawyers Association
  • European Criminal Bar Association
  • British Association for Sport and Law
  • LawInSport

What the directories have said:

“Daniel is a great lawyer who is extremely personable and takes exceptional care in preparing his cases.”

“He is a really confident, decisive lawyer.”

Chambers UK, 2024

“Daniel is a rising star. He is very clever, hardworking, knows the law and his clients.”

Chambers UK, 2023

“…completely brilliant.”

Legal 500, 2023

“Daniel Jackson is doing phenomenally well at the moment. He works exceptionally hard.”

Chambers Insights, 2022

“Dan Jackson is incredibly organised and always a step ahead of opponents. Clients are so obviously relaxed in his company.”

The Legal 500, 2021

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