Daniel Read

Daniel Read

Senior Counsel

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Practice Areas

Daniel Read joined Walkers' Jersey office in September 2018 where he is Senior Counsel in the Employment and IDR team. Dan has a broad range of employment and commercial litigation experience with a particular specialism in contentious employment law and general commercial litigation.

Dan has substantial experience in contentious employment disputes, in particular advising clients from all business sectors (predominantly financial services) on staff and employment issues including restrictive covenants and team moves, unfair dismissal claims, grievance and disciplinary issues, discrimination, misconduct and capability issues, managing sickness absence, redundancy, and senior executive terminations and exit package negotiations.

Dan also advises on non-contentious employment law issues, including contractual terms and policies, setting up new businesses, including business licensing, and the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Dan has a broad range of commercial litigation experience with a particular specialism in general commercial litigation, including directors' disputes and partnership disputes, with a focus on partnership covenants and deferred remuneration issues.

Dan is recognised as a next generation lawyer for his employment expertise by the Legal 500 and as one to watch by Chambers.

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.

Admitted In:
England and Wales: Barrister, non-practising
Jersey: Advocate

Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP, London, UK
BA (Hons) in English Literature, Durham University, UK

2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide - Associates to Watch:
"His approach is very direct and he counsels with clarity and commercialism."


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 Lawyer

2017 - Junior Lawyer of the Year, Jersey

2017 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 Lawyer

2016 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 Association
Dan is a member of the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn