Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital and trusts.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Prior to joining Walkers, Dan worked for another leading offshore law firm in Jersey in the employment and dispute resolution department. Before that Dan was a barrister at a leading common law set of chambers in London for five years.
Jersey - 2016
England and Wales: Barrister, non-practising - 2006Qualifications:Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP, London, UKBA (Hons) in English Literature, Durham University, UK
2023 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Employment - Band 2:
“Dan is commercial, experienced and user-friendly.”
“He gives the right advice and balances our needs and objectives with what is legally possible.”
“Dan is clearly knowledgeable, experienced and very skilled in employment law.”
2022 Legal 500 - Employment - Next Generation Partner - "I couldn’t have asked for a better employment lawyer than Dan Read: knowledgeable, experienced and capable under pressure. I have no hesitation recommending him."
2022 Legal 500 - Employment - Next Generation Partner - "We predominantly deal with Dan Read who we have found to be personable and professional while delivering the relevant advice, concisely and on time."
2022 Legal 500 - Employment - Next Generation Partner - "Our main contact has been Dan Read and he has provided exceptional service and support. Quick to respond, expert knowledge and pragmatic focussed advice. First class all round and excellent value."
2022 Legal 500 - Employment - Next Generation Partner - "My go to person in Jersey for employment matters. Clear, user friendly advice with a commercial stance."
2022 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Star Associate: "He emotionally connects with you as a client while maintaining sufficient professional distance to be able to technically assess the strengths and merits of the case dispassionately." "He offers advice in a timely manner which is very well thought through and positioned at the right level depending on who is asking for the advice."
2021 Legal 500 - Employment - Next Generation Partner - "Goodness that chap is sharp, knowledgeable, and to-the-point efficient! Strategic. Pragmatic. A true force to be reckoned with."
2020 Legal 500 - Employment - Next Generation Partner - ‘Dan Read simply is one of the best employment law counsels in the island, with excellent technical knowledge and UK bar experience background. Dan is an ultimate professional and we appreciate that he went the extra mile in a very complicated case.’
2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Associates to Watch: "Daniel is an ultimate professional. His approach is very direct and he counsels with clarity and commercialism."
2019 - Winner - Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Rising Stars Awards (Employment)2018 Chambers UK, Employment – Associate to Watch, Daniel Read of Walkers is noted for his presence and experience in employment tribunals, having handled disputes including wrongful dismissal and unfair prejudice claims. A client reports that "Daniel's advice was excellent," adding: "He was very knowledgeable and instilled confidence."2018 Legal 500, Employment – Next Generation Lawyer2017 - Junior Lawyer of the Year, Jersey2017 Chambers UK, Employment - Associate to Watch, "provided extremely straightforward guidance and practical advice" and "If I wanted someone to back me in a tribunal, I'd pick Dan. He can spot points that others might not."2017 Legal 500, Employment - Next Generation Lawyer2016 Chambers UK, Employment - Associate to Watch. Clients say "Daniel is very responsive, commercial and will provide great insight and suggestions."2016 Legal 500 "Quick and efficient"2015 Legal 500 "Responsive and open to discussion."
Dan is a member of the Employment Lawyers AssociationDan is a member of the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
‘Dan Read simply is one of the best employment law counsels in the island, with excellent technical knowledge and UK bar experience background. Dan is an ultimate professional and we appreciate that he went the extra mile in a very complicated case.’