5 Essex Court

Daniel Hobbs

Call 1998


Dan is highly regarded by clients and has almost 20 years’ experience at the bar. He specialises in employment law, personal injury law and coroner’s inquests.

Dan has been conducting employment cases ever since he qualified in 1998. He has represented a very high number of employers and employees before the employment tribunal and the employment appeal tribunal. He specialises in complex and/or high value discrimination and whistleblowing claims. His public and private sector client base is diverse and includes police forces, NHS trusts, banks & financial institutions and large retailers.

In the field of Personal Injury, Dan acts for both Claimants and Defendants. He specialises in injuries of the upmost severity (head and spinal cord injuries) and fatal accidents (including representation for the family or other interested parties at Coroner’s inquests).  He has wide experience of conducting and defending stress at work claims and claims brought under the Harassment Act 1997.

Dan covers the full spectrum of injuries including spinal injuries, head injuries, fatal accidents (and coroner’s inquests), accidents whilst on holiday, accidents on boats and airplanes, accidents on the highway and accidents on private property. He has a particularly wide experience in dealing with accidents at work and he has an in depth knowledge of the UK’s health and safety at work regulations. Dan also undertakes a large number of stress at work claims and brings and defends claims under the Harassment Act 1997.

Recent settlements / awards include:

  • £2,000,000 (before deduction for contributory negligence) for a male who fell from a flat roof at work and suffered partial paraplegia;
  • £345,000 for the wife of an unemployed man killed in a road traffic accident;
  • £260,000 for injury sustained whilst on safari in Africa (leading to the amputation of 4 fingers);
  • £250,000 for broken hip resulting in the need to give up work as a gardener and retrain as a solicitor.