Daniel Bentham

"Incredibly bright, totally unflappable, highly persuasive and very elegant."

Chambers & Partners 2021

"A polished advocate who is a quick-thinking, sensible negotiator."

Chambers & Partners 2021

"Incredibly cerebral and makes the best points in the best way."

Chambers & Partners 2021

Daniel Bentham

"Incredibly bright, totally unflappable, highly persuasive and very elegant."

Chambers & Partners 2021

Daniel is a senior junior specialising in family law, with particular expertise in financial remedy work. He is one of only two junior counsel listed as a ‘star individual’ in the field of matrimonial finance in Chambers & Partners 2021.

Overview

Daniel is a senior junior specialising in family law, and in particular financial claims arising out of divorce.

In the 2021 edition of Chambers & Partners, he is one of only two junior counsel listed as a ‘star individual’ in the field of matrimonial finance. The entry states:

‘Financial remedy specialist noted for his understate yet precise advocacy. He mainly represents high net worth clients in complex matters involving business interests and trusts. Bentham boasts further proficiency in jurisdiction disputes and in cases involving international tax and enforcement issues. He wins acclaim for his attention to detail and client care.’

‘Strengths: “Incredibly bright, totally unflappable, highly persuasive and very elegant.” “A polished advocate who is a quick-thinking, sensible negotiator.” “Incredibly cerebral and makes the best points in the best way.”‘

The 2021 edition of Legal 500 describes him as ‘incredibly bright (with) a lovely and engaging manner with counsel and clients alike’.

Daniel’s recent work includes the series of cases reported as FRB v DCA:

FRB v DCA (No 4) [2021] 4 WLR 32 (Cohen J)

Jurisdiction to award interest on outstanding lump sum.

FRB v DCA (No 3) [2020] EWHC 3696 (Fam) (Cohen J)

Application to vary final order owing to the pandemic.

FRB v DCA (No 2) [2020] EWHC 754 (Fam), [2020] All ER (D) 204 (Cohen J)

Issues of non-disclosure and conduct. Order for £64m.

 

“His advocacy is succinct and powerful, and the documentation he crafts reads like poetry." "He thinks strategically and aims to provide long-term solutions." "He is pragmatic, kind, approachable and always willing to help.”
Chambers & Partners 2022
“Financial remedy specialist noted for his understate yet precise advocacy. He mainly represents high net worth clients in complex matters involving business interests and trusts. Bentham boasts further proficiency in jurisdiction disputes and in cases involving international tax and enforcement issues. He wins acclaim for his attention to detail and client care.”
Chambers & Partners 2021
“Incredibly bright, totally unflappable, highly persuasive and very elegant." "A polished advocat who is a quick-thinking, sensible negotiator." "Incredibly cerebral and makes the best points in the best way.”
Chambers & Partners 2021
“...incredibly bright (with) a lovely and engaging manner with counsel and clients alike.”
Legal 500 2021
“...a very pleasant and urbane manner. His court skills are first-class: his approach is deceptively smooth, but underneath there is a fist of iron. ”
Chambers & Partners

Brasenose College, Oxford

Member of the Family Law Bar Association

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