Daniel Crowley

Call 1990

"A highly experienced silk-level junior."

Chambers UK 2024


Daniel Crowley acts in all aspects of commercial insurance including insurance claims, coverage issues, policy construction, misrepresentation, non-disclosure, breach of warranty, estoppel, waiver and reservation of rights, co-insurance and ICOBS/Insurance Conduct of Business Sourcebook. He has a particular expertise in insurance fraud. He also acts for and against brokers as part of his professional negligence practice. He lectures on insurance issues especially insurance fraud.

He has experience in delay and disruption claims and defect claims and all aspects of construction adjudications and arbitrations. He has particular expertise in claims arising under the Defective Premises Act 1972.

He has expertise in all areas of product liability / property damage / recovery claims including damage caused by defective products, fires, explosions, floods, tree roots, heave, landslip, vibrations and defective building work. By reason of his insurance expertise, he has particular expertise and experience of claims on insurance policies in respect of property damage.

Acting for and against solicitors, accountants, auditors, financial advisers, valuers, surveyors, engineers, architects and other construction professionals and insurance brokers.

Wide range of commercial litigation with particular experience in sale of goods including international sale of goods; carriage of goods including CMR Convention and RHA terms; jurisdiction disputes; freezing (Mareva) injunctions; and Company Director Disqualification proceedings.

Daniel Crowley is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Chartered Arbitrator. He is on the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Arbitration Panel.


He is regularly instructed in arbitrations. He advises and appears in Court on appeals from arbitration awards: see, for example, Crest Nicholson (Eastern) Ltd v Mr and Mrs Western [2008] 1 BLR 426; (2008) 119 Con LR 18; (2008) CILL 2599 and arbitration applications.


He sits as an arbitrator. He has sat as an arbitrator on appointments from the CIArb including international arbitration:

  • Dispute over funds in an escrow account following a share sale.
  • Arbitration arising from a public body’ termination of its contract with a solicitors’ firm.

Dispute between a solicitors’ firm and an ATE insurer.

Notable Arbitration, International Arbitration & Projects cases

Substantial LCIA arbitration on international tank containers (instructed by Laytons).

Claim arising from a fire on the roof of commercial premises (instructed by Plexus Law).

Acted for Claimant South American Company, in a cross-border contractual claim in an international arbitration heard at IDRC in London. He led David Thomas of 2TG (instructed by Fischer & Schickendantz, Uruguay).

Acted for international energy and process contractor in an ICC arbitration on claim for variations and delay and disruption arising from a power station project (instructed by DWF).

Acted for international energy and process contractor in an ICC arbitration on a conversion from a coal fired power station to biomass in France, including Court applications in the UK (instructed by DWF).

Acted for a European supplier of pharmaceutical tablet presses in an ICC arbitration brought by a Middle Eastern pharmaceutical company (instructed by Kennedys).

Significant Cases

Pickett v Balkind [2022] EWHC 2226 (TCC); [2022] 4 W.L.R. 88; [2022] BLR Plus 43

Elliott v Hattens Solicitors, [2021] EWCA Civ 720; [2021] WLR(D) 292; [2021] P.N.L.R. 25

2 Entertain Video Ltd and Others v Sony DADC Europe Ltd  [2020] EWHC 972 (TCC); [2021] 1 All E.R. 527; [2021] 1 All E.R. (Comm) 936; (2020) 190 Con. L.R. 145; [2020] 4 WLUK 251

Actavo UK Ltd v Doosan Babcock Ltd [2017] EWHC 2849 (TCC); (2017) 177 ConLR 77

BPT Ltd v Patterson (CLCC TCC) (2016) Lawtel Document No. AC0153059

Rendlesham Estates plc and Others v Barr Limited [2015] 1 WLR 3663; [2015] BLR 37, [2015] TCLR 1; (2015) 157 Con LR 147; [2015] CILL 3604

Hufford v Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd [2014] BLR 633

Robbins v LB Bexley [2012] LLR 976 (Edwards-Stuart J); [2014] BLR 11, [2013] All E R (D) 177 (Court of Appeal)

Khan and Khan v (1) London Borough of Harrow; and (2) Helen Sheila Kane [2013] BLR 611; [2013] All ER (D) 32; [2013] CILL 3421

Zennstrom and Another v Fagot and Others (2013) 147 Con LR 162, [2013] All ER (D) 287 (Feb), (2013) 30 BLM 46

Denness and Another v East Hampshire District Council [2012] All ER (D) 307 (Oct)

Berent v Family Mosaic Housing [2012] BLR 488, [2012] CILL 3213

Foster and Another v Stojanovski [2011] All E R (D) 157

Jenson and Jenson v Faux [2011] 1 WLR 3038; [2011] WLR (D) 133; The Times Law Reports 26.04.11; [2011] TCLR 4, [2011] HLR 30, [2011] P&CR 11, [2011] CILL 3025, [2011] NPC 42

Hough v Annear (2008) 119 Con LR 57

Crest Nicholson (Eastern) Ltd v Mr and Mrs Western [2008] 1 BLR 426; [2008] All E R (D) 249; (2008) 119 Con LR 18; (2008) CILL 2599; [2008] TCLR 9.

Eiles v London Borough of Southwark [2006] All E R (D) 237

Wessanen Foods Ltd v Jofson Ltd [2006] All E R (D) 48

Brown v Vosper Thorneycroft Ltd [2004] All ER (D) 375

24 Seven Utility Services Ltd v Rosekey Ltd (t/a Atwal Builders) and Another [2004] All E R (D) 288

Kanu v Kashif [2002] All E R (D) 496 (CA)

Khanna v Somra and Others [2002] All E R (D) 56 (QBD)

Primavera v Allied Dunbar plc [2003] Lloyd’s Rep PN 14 [2001] All E R (D) 231 (QBD); [2002] All ER (D) 54; (2003)PNLR 12; [2002] Pens L R 513 (CA)

Video London Sound Studios v Asticus (GMS) Ltd and Keltbray Ltd [2001] All E R (D) 168 (TCC)

Anglian Water Services Ltd v Crawshaw Robbins & Co Ltd [2001] BLR 173; [2001] NPC 32 (QBD)

Dainty and Others v Reynolds and Others (CA) [2000] All E R (D) 2010; (High Court, Holland J) [2001] All E R (D) 43

Ludlow v National Power plc [2000] All E R (D) 1868(CA)

Privacy Policy

Daniel Crowley Privacy Policy

My contact details:

ICO Reg No: Z4721064
Address: 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY
Email: clerks@2tg.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0)20 7822 1200

The type of personal information I collect

To enable me to provide you with legal advice and representation in courts, tribunals, arbitrations and mediations, I currently collect and process the following personal information:

Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name, date of birth and contact details), bank and financial details, your background and circumstance and education.

Other personal data relevant to, or included in instructions to provide legal services, including data specific to the instructions in question and data included in documents provided to me as part of instructions or otherwise.

Such information may include personal information relating to family members, associates, agents, employees, shareholders or beneficial owners. By providing such personal information to me, you automatically confirm that you are authorised to do so. It is not reasonably practicable for me to provide the information set out in this Privacy Notice to those individuals. Accordingly, where appropriate, you are responsible for providing this information to any such individuals.

Where necessary, I may also need to process Special Category data about you including

  • racial or ethnic origin;
  • personal data revealing political opinions;
  • personal data revealing religious or philosophical beliefs;
  • personal data revealing trade union membership;
  • genetic data;
  • biometric data (where used for identification purposes);
  • data concerning health;
  • data concerning a person’s sex life; and
  • data concerning a person’s sexual orientation.

How I get the personal information and why I have it

Most of the personal information that I process is provided to me directly by you or via the professional you have instructed such as a solicitor or consultant or other professional adviser who instructs me on your behalf to provide legal services.

I use the information that you have given me in order to

  • provide legal services to you, my client, including the provision of legal advice and
  • representation in courts, tribunals, arbitrations, and mediations
  • keep accounting records and carry out office administration
  • take or defend legal or regulatory proceedings or to exercise a lien
  • respond to potential complaints or make complaints
  • check for potential conflicts of interest in relation to future potential cases
  • promote and market my services
  • carry out anti-money laundering and terrorist financing checks
  • train other barristers and pupils, and when providing work-shadowing opportunities
  • publish legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals as required or permitted by law.

I may share this information with

  • other professional advisers such as other legal professionals and consultant experts and other witnesses
  • courts and tribunals
  • the staff in my Chambers
  • prosecution authorities
  • pupils and mini pupils
  • lay clients
  • family and associates of the person whose personal information I am processing
  • in the event of complaints, the Head of Chambers, other individuals nominated by Chambers who deal with complaints, the Bar Standards Board, and the Legal Ombudsman
  • other regulatory authorities
  • current, past or prospective employers
  • education and examining bodies
  • business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies, e.g. the Bar Council
  • professional indemnity insurers or brokers
  • the general public in relation to the publication of legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals
  • If you have engaged other professional advisers to instruct me on your behalf on the matters on which I am providing legal services to you, I shall assume that I may disclose your personal information to them unless you tell me otherwise.
  • I may be required to provide your information to regulators, such as the Bar Standards Board, the Financial Conduct Authority or the Information Commissioner’s Office. In the case of the Information Commissioner’s Office, there is a risk that your information may lawfully be disclosed by them for the purpose of any other civil or criminal proceedings, without my consent or yours, which includes privileged information.
  • I may also be required to disclose your information to the police or intelligence services, where, acting in good faith, I consider it required and permitted by law.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful basis I rely on for processing this information is

  • The processing is necessary for a contract I have with you, or because you have asked me to take specific steps before entering into a contract.
  • You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting me.
  • It may be necessary for me to share your personal data to comply with legal obligations to, for example, HMRC.

How I store your personal information

Your information is securely stored in Chambers or at my home. I use reasonable technical and organisational security measures such as password protection and encryption of computer generated data and keeping paper data secure to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or destroyed, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way.

In this connection, Chambers, as data processor, acting on my behalf, will only process your personal data on my instructions and is subject to a duty of confidentiality.

The data will be held in line with any regulatory obligations and generally be kept for 6 years but may be 12 years, or longer where, for example, the case includes information relating to a minor, from the date of completion of instructions. At this point any further retention will be reviewed and the data will be marked for deletion or marked for retention for a further period.

All data will be securely deleted or securely shredded after this time without reference to you. I will store some of your information which I need to carry out conflict checks for the rest of my career. However, this is likely to be limited only to your name and contact details and the name of the case. It will not include any information that is “sensitive information” for GDPR purposes.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

  • Your right of access – You have the right to ask me for copies of your personal information.
  • Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask me to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask me to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask me to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask me to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that I transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
  • You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, I have one month to respond to you. Please contact me at 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY or clerks@2tg.co.uk if you wish to make a request.

Transfer of your information outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

This privacy notice is of general application and as such it is not possible to state whether it will be necessary to transfer your information out of the EEA. If I do transfer your personal data I will use safeguards to ensure the data is fully protected as required by the UK Data Protection Regulations.

Changes to my Privacy Policy

From time to time, I may need to make chances to my privacy policy. If so, the changes will appear on my entry on the 2TG website.


As above, I may share your personal data with Chambers who may in turn use that data to notify you by email, or post about an invitation to seminars and similar events. You may opt out of receiving any such marketing communications at any time by using the “unsubscribe” link in any emails. In relation to how Chambers uses such data, please see Chambers’ privacy policy. Other than sharing personal data with Chambers as described above, I will not share your information with any other third party for marketing purposes.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about my use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to me or to my Senior Clerk, Lee Tyler at 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY or clerks@2tg.co.uk. You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk

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"Well organised and good to deal with."

Legal 500 2024

"A tenacious and devastating cross-examiner."

Legal 500 2023

"He is an encyclopedia on all things property damage."

Chambers UK 2023

"A go-to senior junior for all insurance matters."

Legal 500 2023

"Cuts through the background noise and digs out what is and isn't relevant."

Chambers UK 2022

"Has excellent attention to detail at all times."

Chambers UK 2021

  • Chartered Arbitrator (2004)
  • TECBAR Adjudicator (2004)
  • Arbitrator, TECBAR Panel of Arbitrators (2004)
  • Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2000)

  • Holker Senior Award, Gray’s Inn (1990)
  • Holt Scholar, Gray’s Inn (1989)
  • Rhodes Scholar (1987)
  • University Medal in Law (1987)
  • Morris Fletcher and Cross Prize in Law (1987)
  • John Hughes Wilkinson Memorial Prize in Law (1987)
  • Walter Harrison Prize for Land Law (1985)
  • Butterworths Prize for Contract (1983)

  • C.Arb
  • FCIArb
  • BCL, Oxford University
  • LLB (First Class Honours), University of Queensland
  • BA, University of Queensland

  • Commercial Bar Association (Committee Member 2000-2007)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA)
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA)
  • Technology & Construction Bar Association (TECBAR)
  • Bar Standards Board Strategic Review Implementation Steering Group (2008-2009) which implemented the new Complaints Rules and Disciplinary Tribunal Regulations for Barristers
  • Bar Standards Board Standards Committee (2006-2011)
  • Bar Standards Boards Pupillage Sub-Committee (2006-2011)
  • 2TG Equal Opportunities Officer (2006-2010)
  • Bar Council Education & Training Committee (2004-2005)
  • Gray’s Inn Advocacy Trainer (from 2000) training BVC students, Pupils and New Practitioners – “A” grade trainer
  • Member, 2TG Management Board (1997-2001)

Chambers & Partners, London Bar, Property Damage, Leading Juniors, Band 1 2015-2024 and Legal 500 2023-2024 where he is described as follows:-

“Daniel Crowley is a highly experienced silk-level junior. He is extremely astute, bright and produces written work of exceptional quality.”

“He is well prepared and thorough, quick to grasp evidential issues and focus on key points. He provides practical advice with commerciality taken into account for clients.”

“Daniel is highly experienced and very easy to work with.”

“Excellent subject specific knowledge, well organised and good to deal with.”

“Daniel is an experienced advocate with highly effective cross-examination skills.”

“He is an encyclopedia on all things property damage. He considers a case from every angle before deciding on his strategy. Daniel has really good tactical nous.”

“A go-to senior junior for all insurance matters.”

“A tenacious and devastating cross-examiner.”

“Daniel cuts through the background noise and digs out what is and isn’t relevant. He has an authoritative steer on liability, which shows a good grasp of case law.” “Clients find him reassuring. He is understated and effective on paper.” “He’s knowledgeable of the law and gets to grips with knotty problems effectively.”

“He has excellent attention to detail at all times, which assists with the preparation of cases for trial and gives the client the best prospects of success.” “He’s efficient and economical in what he does, and doesn’t waste words in getting to the point.”

“An experienced advocate and a highly effective cross-examiner.” “A highly established, well-respected and impressive practitioner.”

“Practical, commercial and an excellent advocate.” “Very proactive, very bright and very experienced.”

“Good on paper, good on his feet and good with clients.” “An experienced advocate with highly effective cross-examination skills, who displays great attention to detail at all times.”

A junior who “definitely earns his slot” in the property damage rankings, and who bolsters his capability in the area with strong knowledge of the Defective Premises Act.

“He is excellent, really thorough and very clever.” “He is very bright and spot-on legally.”

Commentators note that he “knows tree roots like the back of his hand.”

“Gives clear and firm advice and is happy to stand by that advice.”

“He is a very astute individual, who has a keen eye for detail, and is very thorough in what he does. He is always methodical, clear and concise, and you can see his passion for the law.”

Commercial Disputes Barrister of the Year – United Kingdom – SME500 UK – 2024 Awards

Commercial Disputes Barrister of the Year, Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2016, 2017

Insurance -Lawyer of the Year – Finance Monthly – Fintech Awards 2018

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